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Wind Crest Residents Dick and Julie Jones are Honored by Excelsior's Board for Their Volunteer Leadership

May 22, 2013

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 22, 2013) - Wind Crest retirement community residents Dick and Julie Jones, the founders of Excelsior Youth Center's residential treatment program in Aurora,  have been honored by the organization's Board of Directors for their volunteer leadership.  Excelsior is one of the largest residential treatment programs in the nation for emotionally disturbed and delinquent girls.
Dick is retiring from the Excelsior Board after 40 years of service, including 12 years as its Chairman.  He is the 1984 recipient of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation's National Volunteer of the Year Award for his personal commitment and leadership in offering new hope and opportunity for troubled youth.  President and Mrs. Reagan congratulated Dick for his "outstanding and dedicated volunteer service to your community and fellowman" in a Washington, D.C., award ceremony presided over by Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole.
In 1994, upon Dick's retirement as Regional Counsel of Federal Highway Administration, Colorado Governor Roy Romer presented him with an Honorary Citation for his significant contributions to the state, including his work with Excelsior.