With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady asks that each of you take time to thank those who work tirelessly, volunteering to help others. You can thank a volunteer by submitting a written nomination for Adult Volunteer and Youth Volunteer. This nomination must list the name and address of the individual that you are nominating and include a written statement of why this person should be recognized as Grundy County’s Volunteer of the Year.
The prior honorees will review all nominations in order to determine the 2019-2020 adult and a youth (age Birth to 25 years) Volunteer of the Year from Grundy County. Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Governors Volunteer Stars Award ceremony in Nashville. The Governors Volunteer Stars is an annual event that is directed by Volunteer Tennessee.
“We all have so much to be thankful for, and I ask that we all take time to look around 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/or adult) that you would like to nominate for the Twelfth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award, please send a short written 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 November 1, 2019.
Past winners of the Grundy County Governors Volunteer Stars Awards include Tyler Brown, Jordan Hill, the Hobbs Hill Senior Youth Group, Zachary Gallagher, Kaelyn Roach, Alina Posey, Chynna Fults, Hunter Ladd, Kendale James, and Jessie, Frank and Malia James – “The James Gang” – in the youth division; and Angie Burnett, Brenda Campbell, Tommy Curtis and Betty Campbell (brother/sister team), Y. B. Ashby, Karen and Steve Wickham, Wanda Bell, Ray Winton, Roxanne Fults, Thomas Rollins, and Gene Richard in the adult division. These winners will independently review the nominations and rank them. The rankings will be averaged to determine the next honorees at the State Level Governor’s Volunteer Stars Recognition.
“Please take a couple of minutes today to write a brief nomination for that unsung hero in your community,” stated Mayor Brady.
Please give as much information as possible about your nominee, your words in the nomination are the only information that the committee will have to make their determination for the 2019-20 Tennessee Governor’s Volunteer Star Honorees. If you have any questions, please contact Gayle VanHooser, County Coordinator at 931-692-3621.