|Date:||October 7, 2017|
Bath, Maine 04530
The 19th annual Bath Citizen Involvement Day was held Saturday with more than 40 non-profit groups and organizations participating in the event. Jamie Dorr was honored as the Citizen of the Year and Morse JMG (Youth Award), Friends of Zorach Fountain (Community Project Award) and Bath Elks Lodge #934 (Al Smith Community Spirit Award) were also recognized at the awards ceremony.
Youth Award – Morse High School JMG
Youth Award - A youth, up to 21 years old, who has made an outstanding civic service to the Bath schools or community. Youth must reside or attend schools in Bath.
Under the guidance of Maria Morris, students of Morse High School’s JMG program excel at the community service component of their education and are praised by area non-profits for their work ethic and professionalism. Morse JMG helps at the Bath Area Food Mobile, assists at the Bath Area Food Bank and tends to the grounds of Bath Housing properties with seasonal cleanup days. Students also connected with Bath Housing residents to create a Facebook page of memories and stories. The City of Bath applauds Morse JMG for its students’ volunteerism.
Community Project Award – Friends of the Zorach Fountain
Community Project Award - A notable project or organization that addresses Bath community needs in a positive, nurturing and significant way.
The ‘Spirit of Sea’ shines in Library Park due to the passion, vision and determination of the Friends of the Zorach Fountain. The pond restoration project provided a stunning setting for the sculpture and assured the fountain’s stability for years to come. The Friends of the Zorach Fountain organized a major fundraising campaign to initiate the project and worked with the City of Bath and Jorgensen Landscaping to realize its plan. The City of Bath celebrates the Friends of the Zorach Fountain’s commitment to the ‘Spirit of the Sea’ and the pond restoration project.
Al Smith Community Spirit Award – Bath Elks Lodge #934
Al Smith Community Spirit Award - A person or group that demonstrates vision, leadership, and steadfast commitment to projects that enhance our Bath community.
Bath Elks Lodge #934 is celebrated for its commitment to the community through membership manpower’s countless hours toward community service, raising funds for numerous organizations and providing its facility as a meeting place. Bath Elks Lodge #934 supports youth sports and activities, gives scholarships to area students, collects and delivers food baskets during the holidays and volunteers at the Bath Area Food Bank. The City of Bath appreciates the efforts of the Bath Elks Lodge #934 to sustain the vitality of the community.
Citizen of the Year – Jamie Dorr
Citizen of the Year Award - A Bath citizen who participates in numerous community organizations, reflecting outstanding service to the Bath community.
An inspiring leader in the community, Jamie Dorr is recognized as the 2017 Citizen of Year for her untiring, infectious energy . An organizer of Midcoast Community Alliance, a network of 25 different organizations working together to reduce mental health stigma, encourage support and reduce suicide, Jamie has been at the forefront of addressing high rates of depression, anxiety and suicide in our community. She has also served as a tireless advocate for the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skate Park, maintaining it as a safe space for teenagers and instituting several initiatives to help homeless youth, and also is a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath-Brunswick. The City of Bath thanks Jamie for her devotion to the youth of our community and mental health awareness.