Volunteer WV
Volunteer WV

Governor's Service Awards

​​​.​​​​​​​​​​GSA Banner 2022.png

Governor's Service Awards  ​
The Governor's Service Awards honors outstanding volunteerism and community service in West Virginia. The awards have been presented annually by Volunteer West Virginia since 1995. Individuals and groups that are selected as recipients will be honored at a special ceremony at the Culture Center in Charleston on June 15th, 2023. Nominations for the 2024 Governor's Service Awards will be open in January 2024

2023 Recipients 

Volunteer West Virginia is happy to announce​ that the fol​lowing individuals and groups were nominated for th​e 2023 Governor's Service Awards. Congratulations to this year's six recipients, and to everyone else who was nominated.  Click here to see the complete list. 

​Maren Boblit​s
​Diane Callison
​Sequoia Ware
​Young Adult
​Erin Dalton​
​Susan James Hagan
​Becky Schilling Rodocker
​​Libby Lucas
​Jenny Holcomb​
​​Fran Welton​
​Lifetime Achievement
​Elizabeth Metheny
​Davis Medical Center Pet Therapy
(Mark Roy & Ellie) 
​Michael Bell

  • Youth (6-18)
  • Young Adult (19-29)
  • Adult (30-59)
  • Senior (60 and older)
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Group (Group, Organization, Proj​ect Based Team, Family or Business)
Except for Lifetime Achievement, nominations must highlight significant activities occurring in 2022.

  • Nominations are now closed for 2023. (3/18/2023) ​
  • Nominations for the 2024 awards will be open in Ja​nuary 2024. 
Other Important ​Information 
  • No more than three nominations may be submitted by the same nominator,
  • Decisions of the independent panel of judges are final.
  • Volunteer West Virginia can not respond to queries about specific nominations.
  • Posthumous nominations are not eligible.
  • Individuals or groups that have received an award in the past ten years are not eligible for consideration.
  • Employees and members of the board of Volunteer West Virginia and Office of the Governor are not eligible to receive​ an award and may not submit a nomination. 
  • Because the goal of the Governor's Service Awards is to recognize outstanding and extraordinary volunteer efforts, awards are not always given in all categories. More than one award may be given per category.​
  • A list of the 2023 Governor's Service Awards recipients will be posted on Volunteer West Virginia's website by May 5th, 2023
Previous Recipients & Nominees ​
2023 Recipients & Nominees