August 2011 Volunteer of the Month Don Williams              


Most of our outstanding City of Columbia volunteers have expressed that their service is one way they demonstrate their love for the city. As for our July Volunteer of the Month, Don Williams, he illustrates his love for the City of Columbia by volunteering to teach others why they should love our city as well. Don is a member of the Columbia Hospitality Corps and volunteers his time at the Lake of the Woods Columbia Visitor Center.

Don is recognized as an outstanding volunteer for the city having logged over 500 hours in the two years that he has spent greeting visitors, answering questions, and providing helpful information and directions to area hotels, restaurants, parks, trails and shopping at the Visitor Center.

Many of us may be guilty of taking this wonderful city for granted and could all probably learn a thing or two from Don about what great things Columbia has to offer. So next time you are heading past the Lake of the Woods exit on I-70 consider stopping by the Visitor Center to learn something new about Columbia. While you are there, say hi to Don or one of the other wonderful City of Columbia volunteers!  

~Written by volunteer Brittany Perrin