Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Bob Burnison of Richland County

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Bob Burnison of Richland County for his many years of volunteer service and leadership in his local community, including 39 years of volunteering for the Salvation Army.

montanan of the week 12.15 


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing Bob Burnison of Richland County for his many years of volunteer service and leadership in his local community. Bob has a long history of supporting charitable activities in northeastern Montana. His efforts have inspired others to volunteer their time and have strengthened the spirit of giving. When folks like Bob come together to help others, it brightens the holiday season for everyone.

This Christmas is the 39th year that Bob has been involved with collecting donations for the Salvation Army. Over the years Bob has organized scores of volunteers to help make each giving season a success. This commitment to helping others is commendable considering Bob’s professional obligations as the undersheriff of Richland County. He has given over four decades of service in law enforcement. The vast majority of the donations Bob has helped generate have remained in the local community to help offset essential living costs for those in need. Neighbors helping neighbors is a cornerstone for sustaining healthy communities, and local leaders like Bob are often a catalyst for this type of activity.   

With nearly four decades of volunteer service and over four decades of public service, Bob has done a good job leading by example. Organizations across Richland County have pitched in to make sure the spirit of giving remains strong, and the next generation of volunteers are finding the joy that comes with helping others. Merry Christmas Bob, and thank you for preserving the charitable traditions in your community.