72°F
weather icon Clear

Seeking nominations for 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Awards

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, announced that nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada, are now open to the public, officials announced.

The award is given in seven categories: Individual Volunteer, Individual Youth Volunteer, National Service Member of the Year, Nonprofit/Community Volunteer Program, Business/Corporate Volunteer Program, Community Leadership Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Finalists will attend the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on April 9 at the J.W. Marriott in Las Vegas, where the award recipient for each category will be announced. Winners of the Governor’s Points of Light Award have come from all over Nevada, showing that we are truly a state full of volunteers.

Nominations will be open until Nov. 30.

Nominations can be submitted at www.nevadavolunteers.org

The Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony honors individuals, community-based organizations and businesses for their contribution to communities through volunteer service.

Award recipients are selected by a panel of leaders in business, government, and nonprofits from across the state based on criteria showing how their volunteerism exemplifies excellence in volunteerism, community, impact, use of resources, longevity and inspiration.

For more information please contact Terry Bell at tbell@nevadavolunteers.org or 775-825-1900.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
CVS seeking to hire 300 in Nevada

CVS Health will be offering 300 new career opportunities in its Nevada stores, part of a national push to fill 25,000 clinical and retail roles for the upcoming fall and winter season.

2 Nye schools still under mask mandate, awaitng evaluation

The Nye County School District was still waiting to hear from the state on whether or not the mask mandate imposed at the end of August could be lifted after an uptick of COVID-19 cases led to the initial action by the state’s health department.

Federal heat regulations may cost Nevada businesses

Proposed rules are designed to regulate safety for employees who work in extreme heat, but a U.S. Chamber official says that’s a moving target.

AG Ford pushes back against Roe v. Wade challenge

Nevada First Lady Kathy Sisolak hosted an inaugural art exhibit in the Nevada governor’s mansion on Monday, after being delayed for well over a year due to COVID-19.

SNAP benefits to rise Oct. 1 in Nevada, nation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will rise on Oct. 1.

Rural Nevada gets boost for tourism efforts

The Nevada Commission on Tourism approved more than $730,000 in grants to promote tourism to the state’s rural areas, including at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, officials announced.

GOED works to bring efficiencies to state, regional supply chains

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development is partnering with an out-of-state firm to create a new coalition that will work to create efficiency in supply chains in Nevada and in other neighboring states.

Assistance still available for rental, utility assistance

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority reported in mid-September that the organization still had funding available for renters seeking assistance for past due rent and utility bills for qualifying applicants in the rural part of the state.

CDC doesn’t follow suit with FDA on Pfizer booster shots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow for booster shots for certain populations.