Commissioners Community Circle Award WorldLegacy
Durham Board of County Commissioners August 24, 2009 Regular Session
Presentation of the Commissioners Community Circle Award
The Commissioners Community Circle Award was designed as a way to recognize county departments and community organizations and programs for the extraordinary services provided to Durham’s citizens.
Chairman Page acknowledged The WorldLegacy as an organization created to empower people by providing personal development and discovery support services. The center would be awarded the Commissioners Community Circle Award due to the numerous service projects in the Durham community.
Chairman Page made the following remarks:
“It is my pleasure to recognize the WorldLegacy as our fourth recipient of the
Commissioners Community Circle Award.
The Commissioners Community Circle Award enables the Durham Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to give special recognition to community organizations and county departments that have gone above and beyond to promote positive change in the Durham community.
This evening, the WorldLegacy, has been selected to receive this award, as they have exhibited excellence in the areas of productivity, creativity and commitment.
The WorldLegacy’s Leadership Program has contributed more than 27 pro bono projects in the Durham community. Among the many projects the WorldLegacy has made possible is their project to enhance the efficiency of the Family Center of Northern Durham, through a major community service project to build a children’s park.
This project included the delivery of services at no cost to the Family Center of Northern Durham. The WorldLegacy’s teams NC111 and NC110 enrolled local businesses and volunteers in the community to donate money, time and services with the projects — completing the children’s park within a weekend.
The made over children’s park includes many new additions such as a bike path and paint station.
In July, I had the opportunity to witness the WorldLegacy Leadership Program’s efforts first hand when I attended the children’s park ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Family Center of Northern Durham.
I was impressed by the sheer beauty of the children’s park. Children at the Family Center now have a colorful and exciting place to play and explore. The children’s park has also improved daycare services for the Family Center of Northern Durham’s clients.
WorldLegacy, the BOCC applauds your efforts to improve the lives of our citizens.
Representatives from the WorldLegacy join us tonight to receive the Commissioners Community Circle Award.
The WorldLegacy is at the heart of this award as you strive to improve and enhance our community. Our Board and your organization share the desire to make our community a better place to live. We say thank you and the WorldLegacy for your great work in our Community; Congratulations!”
The Commissioners celebrated the WorldLegacy for the successful project that was completed at the Family Center of Northern Durham. The WorldLegacy’s efforts helped to transform a simple backyard into a colorful children’s park that drastically improved daycare services for the Family Center of Northern Durham’s clients. The Board saluted the WorldLegacy for the efforts to provide positive change in the lives of Durham County Citizens.
Dr. Rob Katz, WorldLegacy Director, accepted the Community Circle Award from the Board. He stated that the center’s passion is to rekindle people’s passion for life. He continued to express gratitude for the award.
Chairman Page thanked Dr. Katz for his services to the community.