Governor Youngkin Honors Volunteerism and Community Service in Virginia

Annual Awards Program Spotlights Virginians Making a Difference

News Release | Office of Governor Youngkin

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts of individual volunteers, organizations and their contributions on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.

“The resilience, generosity, and commitment of these volunteers exemplify the best of Virginia,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “It is my pleasure to recognize these honorees for the positive impact they have had in our Commonwealth and in the lives of their fellow Virginians. Each honoree has made an impressive impact in their community and made life better for Virginians.”

“The individuals honored here, along with the countless other residents who contribute their time to the service of their local communities, are an inspiration to us all,” said Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Commissioner Danny Avula. “The energy given by these exemplary people collectively help ensure a better tomorrow for those in our communities and across the Commonwealth.”

“It is a great privilege to recognize these individuals and groups for their efforts this year,” said Cliff Yee, Chairman of the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. “Through their contributions to Virginia communities, they set an example for what the power of volunteering can accomplish and inspire others to act.”

The awards ceremony was held at the Executive Mansion on November 13th, 2023. Leaders from across Virginia gathered to recognize the contributions of these volunteers and celebrate the impact of their service. The efforts recognized this year have made a tangible impact in advancing the individual and collective well-being of Virginians. For more information about the honorees and volunteerism in Virginia, please visit here.

The Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards are presented by the Office of the Governor, with the assistance of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. These awards have recognized exceptional volunteer service in Virginia for almost 30 years. Additional information about the program can be found online here.

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