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Deadline Extended: Buncombe County Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the 2022 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards

A volunteer stands with their back to the camera, their t-shirt says volunteer.

Volunteers are an integral part of our community, offering their time and energy to important causes often without reward or recognition.

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups, and businesses that make significant contributions to their community through volunteer service. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award honors thousands who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Deadline extended! Nominate an outstanding volunteer until Jan. 24

Each county will select up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams, and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Buncombe County is seeking nominations from the public through Jan. 24, 2022. Any person, group, or entity from the public, nonprofit, and private sector may be nominated for an award, and one of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer service, awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. 

If you would like to nominate a deserving volunteer, group, or organization there are two ways. Find a link to the online submission or download a form below. If using the form attached below, please email your nomination forms to jennifer.aviles@buncombecounty.org by Jan. 24, 2022.

Congratulations to the 2021 Governor’s Service Award recipients for Buncombe County:

  • Austin Brown
  • Anita Asbell
  • Lee Arphai & Galina Wang
  • Jan Cosman
  • Kate Burger
  • Regina Bishop
  • Utha Aiken
  • Bill Bass
  • John Staatz
  • Diana Spangler-Crawford
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Nomination Form 124 KB 01/06/2022 3:57 PM
NominaciĆ³n 180 KB 01/06/2022 3:57 PM