At the Sept. 20 City Council meeting, Councilor Emami presented Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation with a $1,000 donation. As a City Councilor, Emami volunteers his time to serve in his position, but during the day, he is an Account Manager at Ferguson Enterprises. Earlier this year, Ferguson Enterprises dedicated the month of April to Associates in Action. The purpose was to recognize the importance of volunteering by honoring the significant contributions their associates make in their communities.
As part of Ferguson Enterprises’ volunteer recognition initiative, they created a new award called the “Ferguson Cares Volunteer Service Award.” Councilor Emami was nominated by his colleagues and was one of a select number of associates across the country who received this inaugural award.
To commemorate the designation, Ferguson Enterprises awarded Councilor Emami with $1,000 to donate to the non-profit of his choice. Emami elected Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation to receive his donation.
“Despite having a full plate,” Councilor Emami’s peers stated in his nomination, “he always finds time to help others within the company and is the ultimate team player. When it comes to being a volunteer that embodies the spirit of this award, I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving.” The nomination went on to include the many activities and organizations Councilor Emami gives of his time and resources.
The City of Happy Valley and the Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation would like to thank Councilor Emami for this gift. Donations to the Foundation not only help sustain City parks and natural areas, but they directly support such essential community programs as Meals on Wheels and recreational scholarships which directly benefit those who may otherwise not have access to these services.