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Librarian Receives Recognition for Emerging Leadership in Volunteer Engagement

Morgan Green-Griffin, a librarian at the Cozby Library, has received national recognition for emerging leadership in volunteer engagement. Morgan Green-Griffin earned the Impact Award, presented in October of 2021 by the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) in the Emerging Leader category, for her efforts to provide a quality volunteer engagement program in the City of Coppell, willingness to network, mentor or collaborate with their peers, advocate for the profession, and involvement at the national and local level with volunteer engagement professionals. Because of Morgan Green-Griffin’s efforts, all volunteer engagement professionals and the programs and communities they serve are all enhanced and supported to provide a robust, engaging, and meaningful volunteer experience.

Morgan Green-Griffin has been employed at the City of Coppell since March 2018. She is a Coppell High School alumna. Morgan Green-Griffin has a Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas, and she’s a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA). The CVA is an international professional credential for those who manage volunteers and/or programs. There are only 1,100 CVAs worldwide.

AL!VE Board President Megan Vixie, CVA is excited about presenting the award to three recipients in two different categories of Exemplary and Emerging Leader. “This is our third year presenting these awards and the selection committee had many nominees of committed and talented volunteer engagement professionals nationwide.” AL!VE will provide a cash award to Morgan Green-Griffin that she may use for professional development expenses, such as continuing education, books, and resources.

AL!VE is the national professional association for those who manage or lead volunteer engagement programs.  AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.  For more information, visit www.volunteeralive.org

The Cozby Library and Community Commons is the heart of the community where citizens are empowered to Imagine, Discover, Engage, and Achieve in an environment that cultivates curiosity, collaboration, and creativity. For more information, please visit coppelltx.gov/library, call 972-304-3658 or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov.

SOURCE: Cozby Library and Community Commons