Written by Keyanna Turner
Published on June 30th, 2017 | No Comments »
Congratulations to Mike Lewis!
MACS Awardee and The Arc Maryland Volunteer of the Year
We are so happy to announce that Mike Lewis was submitted and recognized for The Arc Maryland Volunteer of the Year Award for 2017 and the MACS Volunteer Leader Award!
Mike Lewis is a multi-faceted volunteer. He serves as a member of The Arc of Howard County’s Board of Directors, a member of both the Resource Development and Employment Advisory committees, chairs the annual golf tournament and serves as a monitor for the Quality Assurance Department. He is also an employer partner, donor and sponsor of fundraising events. The Arc of Howard County recognized Mike Lewis as their Volunteer of the Year at our 2016 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony.
He maintains a consistent presence on both the Resource Development and Employment Advisory committees and is never short on ideas of how to help us reach our goals. After beginning to chair the annual golf tournament for four years, the annual event has grown in success each year. As a member of the Employment Advisory committee, he is a champion of employer development and speaks very passionately about the benefits of being an employer partner to The Arc. As a volunteer monitor, Mike is exemplary in his volunteer work. He volunteers 2-3 times a month, more than the expected commitment. He does an extraordinary job of sensitively assessing the needs of each individual he visits, ensuring happiness and a fully developed home life, says Keith Gray, former QA specialist. Mike turns in detailed reports on time and is flexible. He also has been involved in the training and recruitment of new monitors.
Mike Lewis’ strong commitment on behalf of The Arc and the people we support helps us succeed in many ways. He really throws his “heart” into whatever task he takes on. We are lucky to have him.