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For immediate release
7 May 2013

Lt. Governor to Honor Award Recipients at Recognition Luncheon

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UCSV) announces the recipients of the 2013 Central Region Volunteer Awards and Statewide Governors Lifetime Achievement Award:

Maliheh Free Clinic; 2013 Central Region Volunteer Program of the Year Award
Debbie Nielson; 2013 Central Region Adult Volunteer of the Year Award
Cody Bollschweiler; 2013 Central Region Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
George S. Van De Water, 2013 State Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The three region and one state award winners will be honored May 9th, 11:45 am at the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon, Central Region. The luncheon will be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City.

UCSV is pleased to announce two luncheon keynote speakers: including Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and Wendy Spencer, the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. In addition to his keynote address, Bell will read a proclamation declaring May 6-10 as Senior Corps Week in Utah, an initiative to celebrate the extraordinary impact of Senior Corps volunteers and to recognize and thank the community partners who make Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP??? possible. This week-long recognition shines a spotlight on how Americans age 55 and over employ their wisdom, professional skills, and experience to solve pressing problems and strengthen communities.

In conjunction with the luncheon, UCSV will be hosting the Lt. Governor’s Central Region Conference on Service on the same date and at the same location from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Conference is dedicated to improving volunteer management in Utah and attendees represent the nonprofit, government, faith-based, and corporate sectors.

Kicking off the conference will be a keynote address by Dr. Gary Daynes, Vice President for Strategic Outreach and Enrollment at Westminster College. His morning address, “Can Service Make Communities Smarter?” will pull together insights from education, community service, and civic engagement to suggest ways that volunteers can help make communities smarter.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend any of the conference’s events. For interview information or additional questions please contact Katie Barlow 801-715-6717.
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