Crenshaw honored for long service

Trish Crenshaw

Trish Crenshaw, a city volunteer for more than 13 years, was honored by the Keizer City Council as the Volunteer of the Quarter Monday, Dec. 7. 

Crenshaw is an appointed member of the city’s Volunteer Coordinating Committee, but is also the longest serving member having been first appointed by former city councilors Richard Walsh, and then by councilors Joe Egli and Kim Freeman. 

“She and others put a lot of thought into the process and make sure the volunteers are welcomed into their roles,” Freeman said.

The coordinating committee interviews and recommends appointments to other city-backed committees and task forces. It has also honed and revised the volunteer process over the years. During her time on the committee, Crenshaw has attended 78 of the monthly meetings, recommended 288 candidates for city service and nominated 44 other volunteer of the quarter nominees. 

She was nominated by Mayor Cathy Clark and Freeman. 

Councilor Dan Kohler said he knew Crenshaw long before he got into public service himself. 

“I got to know her through her involvement in Boy Scouts,” Kohler said. “She was always doing everything she could to make things happen.”

Councilor Roland Herrera said Crenshaw was instrumental in upgrading Country Glen Park when she was a member of the Parks Advisory Board. 

“Her work ethic is one to be admired,” Herrera said.