One Jamestown Regional Medical Center volunteer was recognized Thursday as the city’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Smette has served on JRMC’s Foundation board since 2009.
“Working with Dave and his wife Claudette has been a blessing,” said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson. “We are grateful and lucky to have their support and example of giving back, family and civic values.”
With the help of supporters like Dave and Claudette, JRMC constructed its new building in 2011. That dedication helps grow the future of care for the community.
“Dave Smette is an excellent example of the power of volunteerism,” said K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO at JRMC. “He is a role model to all of us.”
In addition to Smette’s work at JRMC, he is also active with the Jamestown Rotary Club, Jamestown Tourism Board of Directors, U.S. Small Business Administration’s local SCORE chapter, the Jamestown Community Foundation and Jamestown Chamber of Commerce.
As an American Red Cross volunteer, Smette regularly assists with disaster assessment and feeding both locally and out-of-state. Most recently, Smette traveled 1,800 miles to northern Florida to feed victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Prior to his life as a full-time volunteer, Smette served as the superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools.