Mike Dixon of St. Augustine honored for Peace Corps support

St. Augustine resident Mike Dixon has a clock in his kitchen that’s established to Ukraine time. 

It helps him strategy his e-mail to people he achieved even though serving in the Peace Corps. 

Dixon, 72, is a historic preservation architect who applied his history to serve in the business from 2011 to 2016 in Ukraine, Kosovo and Armenia. 

The Peace Corps recently acknowledged him as one of the top 10 volunteers in the region by being nominated for the 2021 Lillian Carter Award, “which honors outstanding folks who volunteered at age 50 or previously mentioned,” in accordance to a news launch from the Peace Corps.

Mike Dixon stands in the living room of his home in St. Augustine, which he has decorated with photographs he took during his time serving in the Peace Corps.

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The award was established to honor Lillian Carter, President Jimmy Carter’s mom, who served in the Peace Corps in India as a health and fitness volunteer when she was 68. 

The winner of the 2021 award was Carole Anne “Aziza” Reid, of New York,  who served as a local community organizational advancement Volunteer in Moldova from 2016 to 2018 and as a youth schooling volunteer in Eswatini from 2018 to 2020.