James M. Ragland Memorial
Ashland "Volunteer Spirit"
Community Service Award
In an effort to recognize the contribution of public sector volunteers, the Mayor and City Council present the annual community service award in memory of James M. Ragland. Through Jim's involvement in numerous public sector volunteer efforts, he contributed significantly to the physical and social fabric of the community that we enjoy today.
Criteria is based on public sector volunteer services performed, length of service, absence of adequate recognition in the past, and any other attributes the nominee may have that should be considered. Consideration is also given to people who volunteer hours beyond their regular work day to perform a service that benefits the community.
Past recipients of the Ragland Award:
1996-Barbara Jarvis/Terry Skibby
1997-All the citizens of Ashland (in recognition of the countless volunteers who
helped during the flood)
2006–Melissa Mitchell Hooge
2007-Ashland City Band
2009-Ashland Woodlands and Trails Assoc.
2010–Ashland Food Project
2015 -Charlotte Dorsey, Alice Nagel and Tom Foster