2016 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director

(775) 825-1900 | amber@nevadavolunteers.org

www.nevadavolunteers.org

2016 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists Announced

RENO/LAS VEGAS, August 12, 2016 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for the 2016 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; Volunteer Program Serving Veterans and Volunteer Manager. Finalists will be in attendance at the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on September 29, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas where the award recipient for each category will be announced.

 

The Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony honors individuals, community-based organizations and businesses for their contribution to communities through volunteer service. Award recipients are selected by a panel of leaders in business, government, and nonprofits from across the state based on criteria showing how their volunteerism exemplifies achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance.

2016 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists include:

Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada

Rick Heckman

Susan Kennedy

Marlys Pryor

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada

Jim Jobin

Joseph M. Vassallo, CBP

Stacey Wedding

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada

Shelly Aldean

Ted Balash

Mary Ellen Conaway

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties

James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas

The Discovery

Corporate and Business Volunteer Program

Caesars Entertainment HEROs

CustomInk Three Hearts Volunteer Team

Southwest Medical Associates

Volunteer Manager

Meghan Meagher

Kathy McIntosh

Florence Phillips

Volunteer Program Serving Veterans

Honor Flight Nevada

Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program

 

There are still opportunities to be a part of recognizing these inspiring volunteers and volunteer programs in Nevada:

  • Register to attend the awards luncheon on September 29th at Bally’s in Las Vegas.
  • Sponsor the awards luncheon showing your support of volunteerism in Nevada.
  • Participate in the Silent Auction from your cellphone or desk!

Information on the Governor’s Points of Light Awards can be found at www.nevadavolunteers.org