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6 awards given for community service
The Burnsville City Council has given six awards for community building. The awards went to:
• Bill Ganz, a volunteer for 360 Communities who works at the Burnsville Food Shelf and the Eagan Lewis House.
• The Burnsville Lions Club, which donated $50,000 for new equipment at the Lions Playground in Cliff Fen Park; $50,000 to Fairview Ridges Hospital to refurbish two pediatric rooms with an “animal” theme; and $20,000 in matching grant funds to support improvements at The Garage youth center.
• Daniel Mahowlad and Warren D. Mosier, owners of Cornerstone Copy Center of Burnsville, who have a long history of donating services to multiple Burnsville civic groups and endeavors.
• Fay Finn, the youth service specialist for Independent School District 191 Community Education. She has worked with thousands of Burnsville High School students to get them excited about volunteering in schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches and community events. In the past school year, Burnsville High School students recorded more than 9,000 volunteer hours. Finn was also instrumental in creating BrainPower in a BackPack, which provides for weekend meals for students in need.
• Brian Sammon at Options Family & Behavior Services in Burnsville, which provides adolescent day services for teens who need help managing mental or chemical health concerns.
• Ramsey Boyd, manager of Colonial Villa, who has encouraged the property owners to make a number of renovations and repairs. He also has worked with Burnsville’s Police and Fire departments to quickly address concerns and bring the complexes’ aging buildings into compliance with fire and building codes.