Local volunteer to be recognized at State of the Union speech

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Judge Eckels’ office has sent out a press release with the news that a Harris County Citizen Corps volunteer will be sitting with First Lady Laura Bush during tonight’s State of the Union address:

Harris County Citizen Corps volunteer Teri Shamlian will be a guest of First Lady Laura Bush for the President’s State of the Union speech this evening. She has been an active member of the Citizen Corps since its inception in August 2002.

Shamlian was chosen for her leadership and dedication to the Harris County Citizen Corps programs. She is a coordinator for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, a volunteer for Fire Corps, and has logged over 750 volunteer hours with 113 of those hours as a volunteer during the Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Relief Operation.

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