DUNWOODY, Ga. — At an award ceremony at its recent annual board meeting open to all members, the directors of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust inducted the inaugural members of its new Volunteer Hall of Fame.

Honorees included: Trust founders Lynne Byrd and Joyce Amacher (in memoriam, with her son Zach Amacher accepting on her behalf) and co-presidents Danny and Queenie Ross, who followed them and were responsible for laying the foundation of the organization.

Founded in 1994 by volunteers, the Dunwoody Preservation Trust was an all-volunteer organization until hiring its first paid staff in 2016. The staff is small, and the organization is still heavily dependent on volunteers.

In 2019, the organization’s Board of Directors voted to create the DPT Volunteer Hall of Fame to award formal recognition to exemplary volunteers who have used their time and talent beyond the expected to grow and nurture the organization. 

“Volunteers are the foundation, heart and soul of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust,” said newly elected President MJ Thomas. “We simply could not exist without them.” 

The Dunwoody Preservation Trust is a nonprofit committed to the preservation of the history, heritage and quality of life of the Dunwoody community. It owns and manages the circa 1906 Cheek-Spruill House, Dunwoody’s signature building at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody roads, and manages the circa 1870 Donaldson-Bannister Farm, a public park and private event venue owned by the City of Dunwoody.

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