Governor seeks statewide nominations for volunteer awards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced recently that citizens can submit nominations to Volunteer West Virginia for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards.

The Governor’s Service Awards, the state’s most prestigious volunteer award, honors individuals and organizations who roll up their sleeves to solve community problems in an innovative way.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to share the stories of everyday heroes in the Mountain State,” said Justice. “If you know an outstanding individual, family, group, or business who shines as a volunteer superstar, I encourage you to nominate them for these awards.”

In recent years, recipients of the award improved their communities in many creative ways. Some examples include: mentoring and empowering youth; initiating neighborhood activities and support for older citizens; and incubating ideas and enthusiasm for community revitalization projects.

Outstanding West Virginia individuals and organizations that are selected as recipients will be honored at a special banquet at the Culture Center in Charleston on September 5th. The event is coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the State’s Commission for National and Community Service.

Nomination forms are available on Volunteer West Virginia’s website,, or by calling 304-558-0111. The deadline for nominations is May 17th, 2019.

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