Lawrence Abell has a lifetime of Volunteerism and Leadership from his high school years to the present time. He has followed the call to volunteerism because passion for the causes that better the community and to answer the call of political leaders and service groups and organizations. His volunteerism include a variety of interests including the environment, education, historic preservation, sustainability, museums, housing needs, addressing senior community needs, political advocacy , and pro bono services to assist fledgling community groups. Mr. Abell believes that his career in planning and design has been the inspiration for much of the work that he has accomplished in the volunteer community. Mr. Abell believes that to be a good leader you must be a good follower, He has demonstrated many times that he is willing to assume leadership roles to get the work done for the community.