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2015 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Accepting Nominations

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director

(775) 825-1900 |



Governor’s Points of Light Awards Accepting Nominations

RENO/LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2015— Nominations are being accepted through June 30th for extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans throughout the state. Finalists selected will be recognized at the Governor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony on October 8, 2015 at Bally’s Las Vegas Nevada.


The nomination categories are:

  • Northern Nevada Individual
  • Southern Nevada Individual
  • Rural Nevada Individual
  • Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
  • Corporate and Business Volunteer Program
  • Volunteer Program Serving Veterans
  • Volunteer Manager

“The Governor’s Points of Light Awards recognize the dedication, leadership and innovation of volunteers and volunteer programs in Nevada. We are pleased to add to the award category Volunteer Program serving Veterans, in of the critical role that veterans and those organizations who serve veterans play in leading through service,” said Amber Martin-Jahn, Nevada Volunteers Executive Director.


Nomination criteria include individuals and organizations in Nevada who through volunteerism:

1) Show achievement that is exemplary, far exceeding expectations, and are measurable.

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Amber Martin-JahnRENO/LAS VEGAS — October 1, 2013 – Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce Amber Martin-Jahn as the Executive Director. Jahn previously served as the AmeriCorps Program Officer for Nevada Volunteers and prior to that worked for the City of Reno.

Jahn’s knowledge of the federal grants system and genuine appreciation for National Service in Nevada was developed as the AmeriCorps Program Officer, but her previous experience in the city’s municipality system, nonprofit field, and social work sector make her a true asset to the Nevada Volunteers team.

“We are incredibly pleased that Amber has stepped up to lead Nevada Volunteers at this exciting time in our organizational development. Her background in nonprofits and social work provides an ideal bridge from our AmeriCorps program subgrantees to Nevada Volunteers. Our Board is certain Amber will be a positive force for building an ethic of service in Nevada,” said Stacy Woodbury, Chair of Nevada Volunteers.

Governor Reveals Recipients of Annual Volunteerism Award


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RENO|LAS VEGAS, January 23, 2013 – Governor Brian Sandoval announced the six recipients at the 11th Annual Governor’s Points of Light Awards held Friday, January 18th. The awards luncheon was held in conjunction with the Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Summit. The Summit featured national and regional speakers and included Michael Yackira, CEO of NV Energy and Phyllis James, Vice-President of Corporate Responsibility for MGM Resorts International.

Governor Sandoval stated during his speech, “In the two years that I’ve been privileged to serve as your Governor, I’m reminded time and time again of the resilience of Nevadans, of their inner strength and of course their desire to serve. It’s a side of Nevada that doesn’t get as much coverage in the national media, but you and I know it’s all there. Nevada Volunteers and the people we honor today are at the very core of that side of Nevada.”

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