Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Darrell Hill Named Outstanding Volunteer

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 400 outstanding volunteers, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2014 award recipients and learn why they received the 2014 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

 Today we're introducing Darrell Hill of The Dalles, Oregon, who was nominated by the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS).  He was recognized for his leader­ship, knowledge, and volunteer efforts toward the goals and operation of the CCGS.

Since joining the CGGS in the early 1990s, Mr. Hill has distinguished himself in his untiring support of the society, which serves counties along the Columbia River in both Oregon and Washington.  He has served as President, as well as a board member for many years. Most recently, he served as membership committee chair from 2011 until 2013. 

Mr. Hill has contributed many hours to specials projects. In 2012, he helped inventory and catalog The Discovery Center Library collection which focused on local history and genealogy.

Mr. Hill’s life has been devoted to public service.  As a law enforcement officer, he served as Chief of Police for the city of The Dalles, then as the Sheriff of Wasco County, Oregon. He also served his community as a member and President of The Dalles Chamber of Commerce. 

Mr. Hill’s service to the CGGS and the local Columbia Gorge communities proved he richly deserved to be a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at

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