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WHEREAS, promoting volunteerism and community service is a foundational priority for the State of Nevada and contributes to building safe, strong, and successful neighborhoods and communities; and

WHEREAS, National Volunteer Week offers an important opportunity to recognize and celebrate Nevadans who unselfishly give of their time and talent to improve the quality of life of those in need; and

WHEREAS, a number of Nevada's state agencies are supported by dedicated volunteers who are committed to community service, including those who work to serve the elderly, those with disabilities, and other vulnerable persons through public programs such as the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, the Senior Medicare Patrol, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act Program, and other critical initiatives administered by the Aging and Disability Services Division; and

WHEREAS, law enforcement and emergency response agencies and organizations across the state are supported by citizen volunteers who give of their time to assist Nevada's heroes in law enforcement as they work to protect our communities and keep us safe; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's citizens in need are served each and every day by dedicated volunteers who support the operations of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding access to those in poverty, the homeless, the hungry, and others in need of assistance; and

WHEREAS, "Nevada Volunteers - The Governor's Commission on Service" is dedicated to promoting a culture of service above self, helping to connect service-minded volunteers with opportunities to make this state a better place for all Nevadans; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends the many volunteers who are committed to making a difference through community service, with special appreciation for the role they play in touching the lives of those around them and building a brighter future for the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 10-16, 2016 as

 NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson