Genie Rogers was selected to receive the seventh annual Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the City of Columbia. She was recognized at the top of the Columbia City Council meeting on Monday, July 6, 2015. Numerous members of her family and friendship circle were present to observe the award presentation.
The Lang Award was initiated by a gift from Leo Hill in 2008 to honor the memory of Howard B. Lang, Jr., who served as Columbia’s mayor from 1953 to 1957, and to recognize a citizen annually who models the highest qualities of volunteerism to City programs or services. Mr. Hill was city manager during the years when Mr. Lang was mayor.
Genie Rogers, this year’s award recipient, has served her City well for many years, first as an active member of the Boone County Community Services Advisory Commission for twelve years, and later, to the present time, through tireless hours devoted to low-income persons through the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.