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Hamilton named Outstanding MRC Public Health Volunteer

By Staff | Apr 27, 2010

Congratulations to Clark Hamilton, a resident of Sanibel, for being selected by the Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps Awards Review Panel to receive the 2010 Outstanding Medical Reserve Corps Public Health Volunteer Award.

This award honors MRC volunteers who have been actively engaged in carrying out public health activities (or specific public health initiatives) during the past year. Awardees will be honored at the 2010 Integrated Training Summit in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, May 12.

Elected as President of the SWFLMRC (Southwest Florida Medical Reserve Corps) Foundation for the past five years, Hamilton has effectively worked with the State of Florida and the Lee County Health Department to make the SWFLMRC a more effective and vital part of the community. He was responsible for the creating the tax-exempt 501(c)3 Foundation, which made the SWFLMRC unique within the State of Florida system, and has permitted the unit to continue disaster preparedness activities despite difficult economic times.

In addition, Hamilton has acted as treasurer of the Foundation for the past two years. He has done all of this as a volunteer and continues to spend an un-estimated number of hours on this foundation.

Hamilton should be commended for his dedication and hard work on behalf of this public health initiative. Throughout the years, his calm yet dynamic leadership style has propelled the SWFLMRC to greater accomplishments in recruiting, advanced training and frequent exercises of learned skills, to create a unique and effective volunteer force.