Volunteer of the Year

Every volunteer deserves praise and sincere thanks for continued unselfish deeds and enthusiasm.

Since 1982, the combined efforts of all of our volunteers have provided needed funding for numerous, quality, programs and special events held at both Rio Rancho public libraries for community members of all ages.

Volunteers’ efforts enabled Friends to contribute $150,000 towards the 2007 opening of the Loma Colorado Main Library and the 2008 reopening of the renovated Esther Bone Memorial Library.

With no paid staff, Friends only exists because of the loyalty, dedication, and efforts of each and every volunteer. Mindful of this, each year the Board of Directors singles out an individual, or couple, who contributed their efforts unwaveringly. Presented during the April Annual Membership Meeting & Volunteer Luncheon, this award is given in a manner to surprise the unsuspecting recipient!

Volunteer of the Year Recipients

2017 Volunteer of the Year Recipient, Cindy Driear

Cindy ’17

2016 Volunteer Of The Year Award Recipient, Mary Roskom

Mary ’16

2015 Volunteer Of The Year Award Recipient, Dianne Mayeda

Dianne ’15

2014 Volunteer Of The Year Award Recipient, Anthony Herrera

Anthony ’14

2013 Volunteer Of The Year Award Recipient, Rudy Maestas

Rudy ’13

2012 Volunteer Of The Year Award Recipients, Bruce & Anne Goodman

Bruce & Anne ’12

2011 Volunteer Of The Year Award Recipient, Linda Downey

Linda ’11

2010 Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient, Rita Armijo

Rita ’10

2009 Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient, Juneal Grainey

Juneal ’09