Several hundred volunteers are recognized each year with awards in one of several categories: Individual, Group, Length of Service, or Disaster Volunteer.
"I am very pleased to honor those who have given the precious gift of their time to make a difference and enrich lives in communities all across Iowa,” Branstad says. “I never tire of meeting volunteers and hearing about the wonderful accomplishments they contribute to making this state great.”
“An unknown author wrote ‘Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless’,” says Reynolds. "I couldn’t agree more. The governor and I are privileged to thank and recognize all of this year’s award recipients for their dedication."
Mikelson was honored with an Individual Volunteer Award by the Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for his tireless efforts to support returning veterans in employment and education.
The Governor’s Volunteer Award program is coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Governor’s Office. For more information, visit volunteeriowa.org/awards or call 515-725-3094.
Reprinted from IowaNow, a University of Iowa publication.