Agency needs nominees for volunteer award

Community Thread is accepting nominations until early March for the 2013 Community Involvement Awards honoring exemplary volunteers in Washington County.

The awards recognize volunteers in five categories: Lifetime, Outstanding, Youth, Group and Legacy. Nominees can be individuals, partnerships, volunteer groups, must be residents of the county and meet the specific award criteria. Any resident can nominate a volunteer for recognition.

Local non-profits, service groups, school-based programs and faith-based groups are encouraged to submit nominations. Visit to download a nomination form or email Valerie Jones at [email protected] to request a nomination form be sent electronically or by regular mail. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. March 8

The county Board of Commissioners and Community Thread are co-sponsors of the annual Community Involvement Awards. The award ceremony takes place during an April County Board meeting in conjuction with National Volunteer Week April 21-27.

Call 651-439-7434 for information about the awards or any Community Thread Program.