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Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The mission of the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards is to promote an ethic of service and volunteerism and to recognize volunteer efforts that strengthen communities and improve quality of life for Arizonans.

Nominations were accepted through July 15, 2016.

The 2016 Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism Award recipients were announcement in April. Recipients were recommended by a statewide panel of judges. In November 2016, the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism hosted a reception to honor the 15th Annual Award recipients.


Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Service to Others

Individuals 18 years of age or older at time of nomination
Service to Others
Debbie Nez Manual, Klagetoh (Navajo Nation)

Lifetime Community Service

Individuals who have exemplified the ideals of service over 25 years or more
Lifetime Community Service
Ed Irving, Tucson


Business, Faith-Based, Nonprofit, Public Entities
AAA Arizona - AAA Serves, Phoenix

Inspired Youth Leadership

Youth (17 years and younger) and Youth Groups
Inspired Youth Leadership
Arizona State Teen Court Youth Leadership Diversion Program, Phoenix

Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism

The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism is a governor-appointed state entity that encourages Arizonan engagement in service and volunteer efforts and provides oversight and also administers Arizona’s AmeriCorps State programming in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service with funds appropriated by Congress.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Committee
Violence Against Woman Committee
Volunteer Program Committee
High School Completion Committee
Service Enterprise Committee