February 8, 2023
2022 Volunteer Award Recipients
I am pleased to share the attached memos, signed by Thomas P. Smith, Chief of Operations,
announcing the selection of the awardees for the 2022 Excellence in Partnership Award and the
National Volunteer Award, co-sponsored by the Corps Foundation. These awards will be
presented to each of the recipients later this year.
National Volunteer Award: This
year’s USACE national volunteer of the year award recipients are Red and Joy Lyons of
Carters Lake in the Mobile District. Mr. and Mrs. Lyons have donated over 5,000 hours of
volunteer service over a two-year period. While at Carters, the Lyons have supported a wide
range of objectives, including water safety, interpretation, landscaping, wildlife management,
campground host duties and routine maintenance. Their love and dedication for the project led
them to create a new partnership organization, Our Beautiful Carters Lake.
I want to
extend my sincere appreciation for the incredible service that all of our partners and volunteers
continue to provide USACE and this Nation each and every day!
Chief, Natural Resources Management
Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of
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