First Lady Yumi Hogan, Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism Honor Largest Number of Volunteers From National Security Agency
New State-Federal Partnership Recognizes 3,300 Hours in Service to Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the National Security Agency (NSA) partnered to present Governor’s volunteer certificates to more than 700 military and civilian employees – the largest at one time – who work for NSA, headquartered in Maryland. The agency’s inaugural “Good Neighbor” community service recognition ceremony featured guest speaker, First Lady Yumi Hogan. This event marks a new partnership between a federal workforce and the State of Maryland to recognize community service efforts in Maryland.
“This is a wonderful example of how various levels of government can work together to encourage our citizens to continue changing Maryland for the better,” said First Lady Yumi Hogan. “I am honored to be among this large group of people who have spent so much time in service to Maryland. As Maryland’s First Lady, I feel grateful for the goodness, compassion, and generosity of these fellow Marylanders.”
NSA leadership invited First Lady Yumi Hogan because of her model efforts in changing Maryland for the better and her advocacy for many charitable causes. Hundreds of NSA volunteers joined the First Lady; Mr. Harry Coker, Jr., Executive Director of NSA; Mrs. Judith Emmel, Director of State and Local Affairs at NSA; and Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott H. Stalker, Command Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Cyber Command at NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade. Mayland is home for a majority of NSA employees.
“We are honored that Mrs. Hogan is recognizing the NSA workforce and we are extremely proud of our unprecedented partnership with the State of Maryland on service and volunteerism,” said Harry Coker, Jr., Executive Director for the National Security Agency.
In 2018, the NSA workforce contributed $750,000 and 2,150 individual volunteer hours to 374 Maryland charities. They also donated and sorted 89,000 pounds of food to Maryland food banks and volunteered 1,186 hours with colleagues.