Volunteer of the Month for April 2017-Chuck Lundquist

Chuck Lundquist has made a world of difference to Columbia, Missouri. He has been a dedicated volunteer with the Records Unit at the Columbia Police Department (CPD) for more than ten years. CPD, which was founded in 1826, has hundreds of thousands of pages of records. Now, finally, many of them are digitized thanks to Lundquist and the Records Unit. Lundquist’s work has been critical in many areas. Records are easier to access, space has been freed for other CPD activities and money has been saved since offsite storage is no longer needed.

Lundquist’s impact, however, goes even further. Those that have worked with Lundquist have the highest praise for him. Colleagues have stated that “he has been a loyal member of the Records family; giving the most important gift you can give – his time.” Additionally, his efforts have reduced liability for CPD by allowing them to be compliant with retention schedules and efficient with records requests. 

According to Lundquist the volunteer work has been a way to show appreciation for the dedicated police department and staff, who have “incredible levels of knowledge and training.” Thank you, Chuck!

To learn more about volunteering with the City of Columbia, visit our website at www.CoMo.gov/volunteer, contact Volunteer Programs at 573-874-7499 or email volunteer@CoMo.gov.

Written by volunteer Elizabeth Miller.