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City of Atlanta Honors East Atlanta’s Kevin Spigener

By Steve Devore
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Mr. Kevin Spigener of East Atlanta was honored with a proclamation presented by members of the Atlanta City Council on February 4, 2013. The proclamation was presented to Mr. Spigener by Council Member Natalyn Archibong, recognizing Spigener “for his willingness to help others and his desire to serve our community.”  Mr. Spigener accepted the proclamation to the applause of the gathered assembly and other council members.
Archibong led up to the presentation by summarizing Spigener’s lifetime of volunteerism and community service. Mr. Spigener has participated in humanitarian outreach in Nicaragua and Guatemala via the International Mission Board, and has volunteered with AID Atlanta, Project Open Hand, and Pets are Loving Support. Archibong lauded his service to East Atlanta, including serving as a mentor and tutor at Burgess Peterson Academy and as a volunteer at Branan Towers, East Atlanta’s senior living highrise. Mr. Spigener has escorted seniors on visits to the East Atlanta Farmers’ Market, to grocery stores, and on other outings such as fishing trips and holiday lights sightseeing tours. He also serves as captain for his local Neighborhood Watch Program.
Archibong highlighted Spigener’s efforts in spearheading the new Adopt-A-Street program, the first in the City of Atlanta. Through Mr. Spigener’s efforts, East Atlanta’s program will serve as the pilot for the rest of the city. Others on hand to commend his efforts were Commissioner Richard Mendoza, Senior Public Relations Manager Valerie Bell-Smith, and Interim Safety Manager Loren King, each with the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works.
In accepting the proclamation, Mr. Spigener thanked all of East Atlanta’s volunteers who collectively work to improve the community in countless ways. Spigener thanked God, then acknowledged and thanked his mother, Mrs. Martha Spigener of Titus, Alabama, who had arrived for the proceedings. He also thanked Mrs. Marilee Tankersley, of Wetumpka, Alabama, for being a formative and influential 4-H teacher and mentor in his secondary school years.
Spigener is the former Beautification Committee Chair and Vice President, and is the current President of the East Atlanta Committee Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Mercer University. Mr. Spigener is a Senior Executive and National Accounts Manager with Distribution Services, Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida. Spigener shares an East Atlanta home with his partner, Mr. Steve Devore.

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