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BOS Recognizes County Volunteer Groups

At its April 4th meeting, the Gila County Board of Supervisors recognized volunteer groups that give their time year-round to provide a direct service to Gila County residents. “To me, recognizing these folks is a really is a big deal. It’s a big part of who we are and what we do,” said District One Supervisor Tommie Martin. The board honored the volunteers in celebration of National County Government Month and to participate in the Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service.

“I want to tell these folks how much we appreciate their time, their effort, their service. Obviously it is a huge plus to our county,” said District Three Supervisor Woody Cline. “They’re the people who we know are always there to help.” District Two Supervisor Tim Humphrey also expressed his appreciation and stressed that the county is always happy to have more volunteers.

The following groups volunteer their time year-round to provide a direct service to Gila County residents:

  • Gila County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Superior Court
  • Northern Gila County CERT (Certified Emergency Response Team), Sheriff’s Office
  • Southern Gila County CERT, Emergency Management
  • RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), Emergency Management
  • Globe Search & Rescue, Sheriff’s Office
  • Tonto Rim Search & Rescue, Sheriff's Office
  • Gila County Sheriff’s Reserve Posse Payson, Sheriff’s Office
  • Gila County Sheriff’s Reserve Posse Globe, Sheriff's Office
  • Gila County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, Sheriff's Office
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteer, Community Services

There are over 200 citizens who are members of established County volunteer groups, who volunteer their time year-round to provide direct service to Gila County residents.  These citizens volunteer well over 30,000 hours annually for the benefit of Gila County. These volunteers groups provide important services throughout Gila County, from Emergency Management to the Sheriff's Office, to Community Services. They perform search and rescue, facilitate emergency communications, and help low-income residents with tax preparation.

Countless individuals also give their time throughout the year help with events like the STEMFest and teen maze; serve on boards, committees, and commissions; and assist with information gathering like the Point in Time (PIT) Homeless count.

To volunteer in the Payson area can call 928-474-7101. To volunteer in the Globe-Miami area call 928-425-3231.