MYC Awarded Service Club Award
The Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission (MYC) was presented with an Iowa Parks and Recreation (IPRA) Service Club Award at the IPRA Awards Banquet in Coralville, Iowa on March 28, 2018. MYC members were unable to attend the awards ceremony and during the April 2, 2018 City Council meeting, MYC members were recognized and presented with the Service Club Award and a commendation from Sioux City.
The MYC is comprised of 9-12 grade students from Sioux City High Schools that are making a positive impact in our community. MYC members have actively participated in various community service activities and have made significant contributions to the Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department for the advancement of youth programs and activities.
Commission members were selected by the IPRA for their fundraising efforts establishing the first Disc Golf Course located in Sertoma Park and a second course located in Grandview Park. All totaled, MYC members raised over $10,000.00 to complete both disc golf courses. Additionally, members raised funds and donated $2,000.00 toward the Ruth Cone Skate and Splash presented by MRHD located at Cone Park.
In 2017, the MYC membership volunteered at 40 different activities contributing over 4,000 volunteer hours back to the Siouxland Community. “With their focus on providing for the needs, problems, issues and activities affecting the city’s youth, we felt MYC members were the ideal recipients for the IPRA Service Club Award,” stated Cindy Brewer, Parks and Recreation Board Chair. “We are extremely proud they received the award and we are truly thankful for their hard work”.
The IPRA Service Club Award recognizes a service group outside of the Parks and Recreation profession which has supported and contributed to the strengthening of programs and resources of leisure services. This has been achieved through outstanding contributions to the parks, recreation, and conservation movement within their community, area, county or state.
Members of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission with Sioux City Parks & Recreation Director Matt Salvatore (center) on April 2 following their recognition at the City Council meeting.