SCIP Board of Directors Unanimously Votes in Favor of Implementing the Dwight Brydie Community Service Awards
Dwight Brydie was the Executive Director of Light and Life Community Outreach and a visionary who had a profound influence on his community – He inspired the lives of everyone he touched.
Dwight was the co-author of the Urban Parks Act of 2001 Grant that allowed the Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District to construct the Swanston Community Center. Unfortunately, Dwight passed away in 2006 before he could see the completion of the center in 2008.
Dwight partnered with Mission Oaks for more than ten years by providing community programs for youth. This collaboration served 150 youth each week with after-school basketball leagues, tournaments, and life skills classes – All for students in our community.
The Sheriff’s Community Impact Program is proud to be a part of the Arden-Arcade community and has dedicated its efforts to carrying on Dwight’s passion for empowering our youth to succeed.
The Award for Community Service
In recognition of Dwight’s service and to honor the significance of his contributions to the Arden-Arcade community, I wanted to create a way we could celebrate the hard work of those who volunteered and/or contributed to the SCIP during the year. The Dwight Brydie Community Service Awards will be announced at our annual Community Appreciation Dinner, held the third week of July.
An awards committee will consider candidates for three different levels:
- Citizen’s Award (those who volunteer and are not affiliated with law enforcement)
- Law Enforcement Award (those who volunteer and are either sworn or non-sworn law enforcement personnel)
- Community Leadership Award (those who provide a level of leadership that supports youth development)
Do you know of someone in our community who may be a considered for this distinct award? You can nominate them by CLICKING HERE