GOVERNOR'S VOLUNTEER STARS AWARDS
Volunteers play a critical role in the success of communities across Tennessee. Through nonprofit organizations, national service programs, faith-based organizations, and neighbor-helping-neighbor, outstanding volunteer service is part of our state heritage.
In partnership with Volunteer Tennessee, local volunteer centers honor outstanding volunteers through a statewide volunteer recognition program, the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards. Each year one adult and one youth (up to age 25) in each county is honored for his or her exemplary volunteer service. This award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive in the state of Tennessee.
Please click here to view more information, including eligibility, guidelines and judging criteria.
Volunteer East Tennessee will accept nominations until Thursday, January 11, 2018 for the following counties: Anderson, Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane and Sevier.
Nominations will be reviewed by a committee who will select the top adult and youth from each above county. While these volunteers will be invited to the ceremony in Nashville, all nominees will be honored at the East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards.
2018 GVSA Winners
Thanks to your nominations, these adult and youth winners will be recognized at the 2018 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards in Nashville, TN on March 11, 2018.
Anderson County Youth - Sam McFarland Anderson County Adult - Thomas Proffen
Blount County Youth - Trevor McClannahan Blount County Adult - Pat Goan
Cocke County Youth - Josh Jarnigan Claiborne County Adult - Jane Miniard
Jefferson County Youth - Caleb Collins Cocke County Adult - Newell 'Hop' Byrd
Knox County Youth - Morgan Steele Jefferson County Adult - Chad Rogers
Loudon County Youth - Camden Reed Knox County Adult - Mac Post
Monroe County Youth - Alexis Stamey Loudon County Adult - Kim Reed
Roane County Youth - Anna Grace Meadows Monroe County Adult - Brandy Gentry
Sevier County Youth - Kestrel Troutman Roane County Adult - Joni Morgan
Sevier County Adult - Robert W. Blaesing