2016 Governor's Points of Light Finalists Announced


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - August 22, 2016

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Governor's Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; Volunteer Program Serving Veterans and Volunteer Manager. Finalists will be invited to the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on September 29, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas where the winner for each category will be announced.

The Governor’s Points of Light Awards honor 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 achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance.

2016 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists:

Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada

  • Rick Heckman
  • Susan Kennedy
  • Marlys Pryor

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada

  • Jim Jobin
  • Joe Vassallo
  • Stacey Wedding

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada

  • Shelly Aldean
  • Ted Balash
  • Mary Ellen Conaway

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program

  • Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties
  • Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas
  • The Discovery

Corporate and Business Volunteer Program

  • Caesar’s Entertainment HEROs
  • CustomInk Three Hearts Volunteer Team
  • Southwest Medical Associates

Volunteer Manager

  • Meghan Meagher
  • Kathy McIntosh
  • Florence Phillips

Volunteer Program Serving Veterans

  • Honor Flight Nevada
  • Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program

There are still opportunities to be a part of recognizing these inspiring volunteers and volunteer programs in Nevada

Information on the Governor's Points of Light Awards can be found at the Nevada Volunteer Website

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director
(775) 825-1900 | amber@nevadavolunteers.org


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