A long-time volunteer for the Iowa City Animal Center was recently presented with a Governor’s Volunteer Award for outstanding service to the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center and its fundraising arm, Friends of the Animal Center Foundation (FACF).

Michael Christoffersen, who has donated his time and energy to the two organizations for 10 years, was recognized in a Governor’s Volunteer Awards ceremony held earlier this month at Linn-Mar High School in Marion. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds presented the award.

As part of his responsibilities, Christoffersen manages the volunteer and donor databases for the Animal Center and FACF, a function that is critical to the operation, growth and success of both organizations.

The Governor's Volunteer Awards (GVA) program, created in 1982, recognizes people who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping with a special project or ongoing activities; demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work in their service to others; and made an outstanding contribution to state or community through volunteer service.

For more information, contact Liz Ford, Animal Center Supervisor, at 319-356-5296 or liz-ford@iowa-city.org.

Date of publication

Monday, June 22, 2015