The volunteer with the most hours worked was our very own Al Scheinberg. Al began volunteering at the Police Department in 2001. To date, he has logged more than 10,000 volunteer hours. He put in 1,257 hours last year. Al is pictured below with Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie and City Manager Leif Ahnell.
Al works with our folks at the 911 Communications Center. He does everything from greeting visitors to maintaining all of our forms. During a huge radio equipment upgrade project, Al set up over 500 files to keep track of various codes.
Al just celebrated his 92nd birthday. His career began with military service in February of 1941. In 1942, he graduated from Fort Monmouth Officer Candidate School in New Jersey as a 2nd Lieutenant and rose to the rank of Captain, serving in the Signal Corp in New Guinea in 1945. Al also worked as a riveter and was Vice President of Morse Electo products.
Al’s work in Communications is a labor of love. He attributes his current success to following a simple formula: Learn, Earn, and Return. Al learned through his formal education and life experiences. He applied this learning to a successful work career. Al now feels like he is giving back through his work with us.
Al is just one representative of an outstanding volunteer corp. Thank you to Al and all of our volunteers for helping us with our mission and also enriching our lives.