LOCAL CITIZENS RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER AWARD
12 Aug 2021
Ottumwa, IA – Bill Ansley, Morris Frisbe, Carla Herteen, John Hunolt, and Steve Mace of Ottumwa received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held virtually on July 14, 2021.
Bill Ansley, Morris Frisbe, Carla Herten, John Hudolt, and Steve Mace was honored with an Individual award by Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress for all their hard work and volunteer hours with Holiday Nights N Lights.
“Reaching out and lending a helping hand is at the core of who we are as Iowans,” said Governor Kim Reynolds. “For 37 years, the Governor's Volunteer Award program has recognized those with a deep commitment to serving their communities in unique and meaningful ways. It’s truly an honor to recognize their work and convey the gratitude of our state.”
More than 790 awards are being presented this year during a ceremony held virtually on July 14. It is estimated that more than 265 communities in Iowa were served by this year’s honorees.
"The Governor's Volunteer Award recipients demonstrate a unique commitment to service for others," said Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. "I hope their commitment inspires even more Iowans to engage in the gift of volunteering."
Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor's Volunteer Award program—now in its 37th year—provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.
A complete list of award recipients and an electronic copy of this news release are available at volunteeriowa.org.
Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress
217 East MAIN St, Ottumwa IA 52501
Rebecca Gernes, Volunteer Iowa, 515.348.6226
About Volunteer Iowa
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.