March 01, 2006
"Alaska is blessed with many profoundly dedicated people who willingly give of their time and talents to a multitude of unpaid volunteer activities," said the First Lady. "I am honored to once again request nominations of those who inspire all of us by example." The First Lady's Volunteer Awards are presented each year to Alaskans who demonstrate either lengthy service to the community or state, extraordinary personal commitment, or whose efforts have resulted in a significant impact to their community or the state.
First Lady Bella Hammond started the awards in the mid-1970's and they have continued throughout the years in honor of Alaskans who volunteer for the benefit of others. Suzanne McLaughlin chairs this year's Volunteer Awards Committee and Joan Humphrey serves as vice chair.
First Lady Nancy Murkowski will honor this year's award recipients on April 24th in Anchorage.
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