Salem, Oregon (Oct. 2, 2017) – The City of Salem celebrated more than 9,300 volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration (per the City of Salem Facebook page), at the Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Library.
Dan Wellert of White Oak Construction, president of the Salem Police Foundation received the City of Salem Mayor’s Merit Award. Mayor Chuck Bennett presented the award.
At the ceremony, Bennett told the attendees that Wellert was receiving the recognition “for his tireless admiration and advocacy for the members of the Salem Police Department.” Bennett added that Wellert, “was a valued member of the campaign that urged Salem voters to approve the construction of the new Salem Police Headquarters. While living and breathing the Salem Police Foundation, he has displayed dedication as the president over the past year. His focus this year is on raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the mobile command center and to channel citizens for donations toward the purchase of much need equipment for the Salem Police Department.”