Thursday, October 26, 2023


The Norwayne Community Citizens Council presented several community service awards during the Annual Norwayne Founders & Volunteer Recognition Dinner last week. During the event, former Westland Mayor William R. Wild, left, was inducted into the Norwayne Hall of Fame. Council members said Wild has been a consistent guide and collaborator with the citizens council. "During his 16 years as mayor he helped implement the investment of over $10 million for affordable housing, infrastructure and park improvements and the development of the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center," a spokesman said. The Henry Johnson Volunteer of the Year honor was awarded to Buster Wurm, right. As an 8-year-old Wurm decided he would clean his neighborhood, one street at a time. He has never veered from his dedication to his community, council members said. As an adult, Wurm remained committed by volunteering at local events, attending meetings and cleaning parks, "and yes, he continues to clean one street at a time. Buster Wurm exemplifies the definition of citizen through his unwavering dedication," the spokesman added. Also honored was Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Community Church for 64 years in the community.