Volunteer of the Month

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

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Shelley Sherper is Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for December. She has been very active in her church as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, choir member and more. Sherper also has been active in the RSVP program, especially Bookends. Bookends is a group that goes to local elementary schools to share interpretive [...]

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Jennifer Wagner has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for September. Her current volunteer activities include: •Marketing co-chair for Hockey Day Minnesota 2014. •Marketing and communications committee for Three Rivers Community Foundation. •Graduation speaker and Applied Learning Partner with Minnesota School of Business, Elk River campus. •River’s Edge Downtown Business [...]

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Don Aarestad has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for February. His volunteer contributions include: •Served as the Elk River American Legion’s service officer for many years. •Served on the Elk River Legion’s Honor Guard unit. •Recipient of the Elk River Legion Americanism Award. •Member of the Silvertones senior singing [...]

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Debbie Smith is the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for December. She has been volunteering in the Elk River community since 1986 and currently is one of three coordinators for Gifts Anonymous, which helps families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Smith also volunteers at the CAER [...]

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Gladys Olmsted has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for September. She was honored at the Monday, Sept. 17 City Council meeting. Olmsted has volunteered at the CAER food shelf almost from the time it opened 33 years ago. She picks up food for CAER at the food banks, packs [...]

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Roger and Irene Kostreba have been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for June. They were honored at the Monday, June 18 Elk River City Council meeting. While both volunteer individually, Mayor John Dietz said their major volunteer accomplishments involve things they do together. “They have put on the Community Christmas [...]

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Don Heinzman has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for March. Heinzman, retired editor of the Star News, chairs the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program in Elk River. He is a board member and past president of the Elk River Rotary Club, helped organize and is a charter member of [...]

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