Arts advocate named Volunteer of the Month

Since the early 1990s, Dave Raymond has been promoting the arts and artists.

Dave Raymond
Dave Raymond

His efforts were recognized Monday, when he was honored as Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for April.

Raymond has been an active member of the Elk River Arts Alliance since its beginning and has been the organization’s chairman since 2007.

His past involvement includes working on sets for the Elk River Community Theater and working with the group that started the Elk River Arts Council.

An avid bicyclist, Raymond also participated in numerous fundraising rides.

He was honored at the Elk River City Council meeting.