Governor Jim Justice will present the 2017 Governor’s Service Awards today, September 14th, during a dinner at the Culture Center.
The Governor’s Service Awards, which are coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service, recognize outstanding individuals, families and organizations that exemplify outstanding dedication to volunteerism and community service in West Virginia.
"West Virginia is a state known for neighbor helping neighbor and we are fortunate to have so many willing individuals who step forward and give of their time, talent and resources to make our communities better places to live and work,” Governor Justice said. “This is an opportunity to honor those who give so much of themselves for the benefit of others."
Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Service Awards by category:
- Youth: Brady Hanshaw, Kinsington Hammack-McClure, Kanawha County
- Adult: Becky Arthur, Fayette County; Mitchell DeBoard, Clay County
- Senior: Gary Morefield, Raleigh County; Jean Phillips, Wood County; Alice Ferrell, Lewis County
- Lifetime Achievement: Bert Grose, Nicholas County; Paul Lively, Fayette County; Jerry Morris, Ohio County
- Organization: Civil Air Patrol – West Virginia Wing, Statewide
- Business: Happy Tails Pet Salon, Marshall County; First Exchange Bank, Marion County