Paradise Valley volunteers donate more than $100,000 worth of time in 2015

Bill Harrington presents Mayor Michael Collins with a presentation of the amount of hours volunteers worked in 2015. (Photo by Town of Paradise Valley)

Bill Harrington presents Mayor Michael Collins with a presentation of the amount of hours volunteers worked in 2015. (Special to the Independent/Town of Paradise Valley)

Bill Harrington and Larry Fink presented Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins with a check representing the value of volunteer time police department volunteers donated in 2015, during the Feb. 11 town council meeting.

During 2015, Paradise Valley Police Department volunteers set a record number of hours worked collectively. These volunteers, under the leadership of Bill Harrington and Larry Fink and under the supervision of  Kevin Albert, worked 4,395 hours.

A full time employee works 2,080 hours per year. So, the volunteers donated the equivalent of two full time employees to the police department.

The Federal Government suggested rate per volunteer hour worked is $23.07, according to town officials. As a result, the volunteers donated a net value of $101,392 to the Town of Paradise Valley during 2015.

Chairman Harrington and Vice Chairman Fink presented Mayor Collins a check representing the value of the volunteer time that volunteers worked at the town council meeting.

(Special to the Independent/Town of Paradise Valley)

(Special to the Independent/Town of Paradise Valley)

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