Announcing the 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Finalists

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director

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

 

2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Finalists Announced

RENO|LAS VEGAS, August 26, 2017 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 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 attend the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on October 5, 2017 at the Flamingo in 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.

2017 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists include:

Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada

Dr. Paul Brosy

Donna Clontz

Jenna Dewar

 

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada

Charlene Falkner

Flori Jacobs

Edwin Kingsley, MD

 

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada

George H. Gault

Terry Palmitier

Sable Shaw

 

Volunteer Manager

Lisa Feller

Lindsey Panton

Eva Secchiari

 

Corporate and Business Volunteer Program

JBA Consulting Engineers (NV5)

Patagonia

The Estipona Group

 

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program

Muscle Powered

Metro Volunteer Program

USO Las Vegas

 

Volunteer Program Serving Veterans

Nevada Rural RSVP Veterans VIP Program

 

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

  • Join us for the awards luncheon on October 5th at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.
  • Sponsor the awards luncheon showing your support of volunteerism in Nevada.
  • Participate in the Silent Auction from your cellphone or desk!

More information can be found on the 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards webpage.

The 2017 Governor’s Points of Light is brought to you by our sponsors: Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, CenturyLink, Southwest Gas, Southwest Medical, and Wells Fargo.

 

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