Celebrate the Change Makers! Marissa Russell May 19, 2017 Who are the rabble-rousing change-makers in your community? Maybe they’re organizing city council candidate forums and spreading the word about the importance of voting in local elections, or working to address the needs of your town’s most vulnerable. Whoever they are, if they’re working to put West Virginia first through service to others- the Governor would like to honor them! Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate those in your community who give so much of themselves and expect so little in return. Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting nominations for West Virginia’s most prestigious volunteer award, the Governor’s Service Award. The award aims to celebrate individuals, families, and organizations working to solve community problems in an innovative manner. Outstanding mountaineers selected as recipients of the award will be honored at a special banquet at the Culture Center in Charleston on September 14th, 2017. So take the next five minutes and nominate the neighbor who never gives up on your town! Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate those in your community who give so much of themselves and expect so little in return. Nominate your neighbor here! ￼￼All nominations must be postmarked or emailed by 5pm on Friday, June 30, 2017. If you have questions about the Governor’s Service Awards please contact Moya Doneghy at (304) 558-0111. The Governor’s Service Awards banquet is coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the State’s Commission for National and Community Service. Volunteer West Virginia challenges mountaineers to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism by identifying and mobilizing resources, promoting an ethic of service, and empowering communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. This article was originally features on the West Virginia Community Development Hub’s Blog Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.