Columbia resident Judy Pittman, a retiring Neighbor Ride board member, was recognized at the organization's annual volunteer appreciation picnic for her contributions. She was a founding member of Neighbor Ride's board of directors, serving as president for four years and chairwoman of the board's development committee for two. To commemorate Pittman's service, Neighbor Ride has sponsored a Blossoms of Hope tree, to be planted at Cedar Lane Park. Neighbor Ride has also established the Judy Pittman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service. This award will honor service above and beyond what Neighbor Ride's volunteers do on a daily basis.