Meals on Wheels of Sarasota announced the appointment of Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn Mason to its Board of Directors. Carolyn Mason was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in 2008. She previously served on the Sarasota City Commission from 1999 to 2003 and as Mayor from 2001 to 2003. She was born in Sarasota is a graduate of the Sarasota Community School, from Leadership Sarasota and from the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute (2008) of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
Commissioner Mason’s many awards include the Human Development Award for Community Service by the Westcoast Center for Human Services, the Woman of Color Award, the NAACP Freedom Award, the “She Knows Where She’s Going Award” from Girls Inc., and the Freedom Fighter Award, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Manatee/Sarasota Chapter, Woman of the Year (20090 from the Business & Professional Women-North Sarasota Omega Citizen of the Year, Pi Beta Beta Chapter, Omega PSI PHI Fraternity (2009), Chairman’s Award-National Black Republican Association (2010), Suncoast Workforce Leadership Award (2012), Outstanding Leadership Award-Sarasota Chamber/Leadership Sarasota County (2013)
President of the Board of Directors, Tess Koncick, notes “We welcome Commissioner Mason to our Board for her extensive knowledge or our community, leadership and continuing dedication to the health and welfare of our residents. She strongly supports our mission to deliver nutritious meals to those in the Sarasota community who unable to provide or prepare a meal in their own home.”
Since 1972, Meals on Wheels of Sarasota has been delivering more than 500 hot meals a day, six days a week. It is supported entirely by gifts from individuals, civic groups, churches and businesses. Our volunteer drivers give generously of their own time and bring “more than a hot meal” to our clients with a smile and a warm hello.
For more information about Meals on Wheels of Sarasota or to volunteer, contact Tess Koncick, President Board of Directors or Terry McGannon, Executive Director and visit our website at www.mealsonwheelsofsarasota.org.