RENO/LAS VEGAS, October 6, 2017 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The finalists and recipients of the awards truly embody the strength and unity of Nevadans serving as points of light in their communities. The seven award recipients were announced by Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison at the Annual Governor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony on October 5, 2017.
The Governor’s Points of Light Awards 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 Awards Recipients include:
Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada
Dr. Paul Brosy – Reno
Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada
Edwin Kingsley, MD – Henderson
Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada
George H. Gault – Mesquite
Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
USO Las Vegas – Las Vegas
Corporate and Business Volunteer Program
JBA Consulting (NV5) – Las Vegas
Lisa Feller – Las Vegas
Volunteer Program Serving Veterans
Nevada Rural RSVP Veterans VIP Program – Carson City
Nevada Volunteers thanks our Platinum Sponsor, Caesars Entertainment, as well as our other community sponsors for recognizing the value of volunteerism in the state of Nevada.
Information on the Governor’s Points of Light Awards can be found at nevadavolunteers.org.