If you are like me, when you think back on your life you remember a special person who truly made a difference, either in your life or someone else's. He or she may have been a parent, teacher, mentor, pastor, coach, or local volunteer. Whoever they may be, they have demonstrated a spirit of service and selflessness, and have been influential in shaping our great state and the communities we live in.
That is why I am pleased to announce the 2010 First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards, and I invite all Alaskans to nominate a person who has made a significant impact through their volunteer service. Categories for this award include Lifetime Achievement, Military/Veteran, Elder, Youth, Family, Faith-based, and Business, as well as a category for AmeriCorps members.
Nominations are due today (March 1). More information and nomination forms are available on the Governor's Web site at: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/governors-office/volunteer-awards.html. Forms are also available at the Governor's offices in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.
I hope you will consider nominating a deserving friend, co-worker, neighbor, or family member. Take advantage of this opportunity to thank someone for their tireless service to Alaska. I look forward to reading about these great Alaskans and honoring their hard work and dedication.
First Lady of Alaska
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