If you look up “Tucker Volunteer”, you’ll likely find Ray Ganga’s face. Following in his father’s footsteps of giving back to his community, Ray dedicates his spare time to many of Tucker’s community groups. He is a founding member of Main Street Theatre, where he continues to serve, recruiting volunteers and promoting the shows and the theatre at large. He is currently the chair of the Friends of Tucker Recreation Center, where he also organizes clean-up days throughout the year. With the Tucker Civic Association, Ray has organized and hosted the annual Rivers Alive event that attracts a large number of volunteers to spend the morning getting mucky cleaning up a local river. Each year’s treasures are more impressive – and depressive – than the last.
In 2016, Ray founded the Tucker Job Fair, which he continues to organize each year. The event focuses on helping veterans seeking employment. As a veteran, Ray continues to fight for those who fought for our country. Ray’s contributions extend outside of Tucker, as well, volunteering with Atlanta Track Club, where he served as Race Director and waved the flag at the Peachtree Road Race to start each wave of runners after the Mayor started the elite runners and wheelchairs.
There is no doubting that Ray’s hard work and passion betters every group he is a part of but, more than that, Ray works to bring groups together to make their impact even greater. So, while he is officially part of many of Tucker’s community organizations, Ray serves the City of Tucker every day.
Nomination by Sabrina Chambers