Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady is now accepting nominations in order to recognize an adult and a youth from Grundy County at the Governors Volunteer Stars Award ceremony in Nashville on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The Governors Volunteer Stars is an annual event directed by Volunteer Tennessee.
“With this month being the time that we celebrate Thanksgiving, I ask you to take time to look around you and recognize the people in our communities that we are most thankful for, that person that takes time out of their busy lives to make a difference in the lives of others. As we are remembering all the many blessings that we are given, please take time to help me honor those in our community that are always there to help others,” stated Mayor Brady.
If you have a special person (youth and adult) that you would like to nominate for the Governor’s Stars Award, please send a short narrative about the person and why they should be recognized to Michael Brady, Grundy County Mayor, P O Box 35, Altamont TN 37301 prior to December 18. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee of prior honorees. The adult and youth winners from Grundy County will then be recognized at the Governors Volunteer Stars awards ceremony. The winners and their families will be treated to a wonderful afternoon in Franklin while being recognized by Governor Haslam.
Past winners of the Grundy County Governors Volunteer Stars Awards are Tyler Brown, Jordan Hill, the Hobbs Hill Senior Youth Group, Zachary Gallagher, Kaelyn Roach, and Alina Posey in the youth division; and Angie Burnett, Brenda Campbell, Tommy Curtis and Betty Campbell (brother/sister team), Y. B. Ashby, Karen and Steve Wickham, and Wanda Bell in the adult division.
The mission of Volunteer Tennessee is to encourage volunteerism and community service. Through national service, more than 11,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to solve problems and build stronger communities in 66 projects across Tennessee. Serving through local nonprofits and schools, national service members and volunteers tutor children, coordinate service learning and after-school programs, build homes, organize neighborhood watch groups, clean streams, recruit volunteers, and do other things to improve and strengthen communities. Whether serving full- or half-time, as a part of AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, or the Senior Corps, citizens of Tennessee are making schools better, children healthier, streets safer, and the environment cleaner.
Please take a couple of minutes today to write a brief nomination for that unsung hero in your community today. You can mail your nomination letter or private message Mayor Brady on Facebook. Please give as much information as possible about your nominee.