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Volunteer of the Year Award

Macon, GA – United Way of Central Georgia recently presented their first ever Lt. Randy Parker Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award.  
The award was named in memory of Macon-Bibb Fire Fighter, Lt. Randy Parker, who heroically gave his life in the line on duty.  
     “Lt. Parker served as a United Way Loaned Executive in 2010 and was very proud of his time at United Way,”
stated George McCanless, President & CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “We wanted to find a way to honor Lt. Parker, his family
and the Macon Bibb Fire Department, and so we asked them if they would allow us to name this award in his honor.”  
       The award was introduced by Chief Marvin Riggins and presented by Lt. Parker’s wife, Sandie Parker, to this year’s recipient,
Macon-Bibb County Campaign Coordinator Janice Ross.  The award was created to recognize an
Outstanding United Way Campaign Coordinator.  
    “Under Janice’s leadership Macon-Bibb County almost doubled their United Way Campaign,” stated Macon-Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins.  
“All of this was done with a smile on her face and always the warmest greetings. She is the prime example of what it takes to be an
amazing campaign coordinator.


Pictured Left to Right: Macon-Bibb Fire Chief, Marvin Riggins; Macon-Bibb Fire Fighter and United Way 2014 Loaned Executive, Todd Alligood;
Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Janice Ross; Lt. Randy Parker’s wife, Sandie Parker, and Macon-Bibb Assistant Fire Chief, Shane Edwards.