First Lady to honor Alaska volunteers

Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010

Juneau - First Lady Sandy Parnell is asking state residents to recognize their fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service by nominating them for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The awards recognize those volunteers who engage in unpaid charitable activities, demonstrate personal commitment to long-term volunteer service and make a significant positive impact in Alaska. The program began with First Lady Bella Hammond.

Eleven citizens will be selected and recognized for their outstanding and selfless volunteer contributions. This year, Sandy Parnell will accept nominations for Lifetime Achievement Awards for both civic engagement and volunteerism.

Award winners will be recognized at a banquet on May 7 at the Governor's House in Juneau.

For information on award categories and nomination forms, which are due by March 1, visit

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