Volunteer of the Month for February 2017-Mason Brobeck

When extraordinary volunteers come to mind, Mason Brobeck stands out. With a passion for the environment, Brobeck has spent the past two years leading community environmental, recycling and sustainability initiatives. He has spent countless hours matching citizens and organizations with valuable opportunities to build Columbia’s community and sustainability infrastructure. He has also organized litter clean-ups and worked hard to educate the city’s population about the importance of recycling.

In 2015 Brobeck began his volunteer service with the city by becoming a member of the Park Patrol. He organized his first litter clean-up in his neighborhood in 2015. By 2016, Brobeck’s second massive litter clean-up involved 40 volunteers, netting more than fifty-eight bags of litter of which 68% was recyclable. In order to increase city-wide recycling rates, Brobeck encouraged participants to sort the trash from the recyclable goods. Currently, Brobeck serves as a Recycling Ambassador and a leader in the city’s Rental Energy Efficiency Forum. Thank you, Mason!

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.