Nominations of Volunteers Sought for Step Forward Awards

Lincoln – The Nebraska Governor’s Office and Serve-Nebraska are seeking nominations for the Step Forward Awards. 

As the most prestigious awards offered to volunteers in Nebraska, the Step Forward Awards serve to honor those volunteers who have worked to make their community a stronger place. Finalists and award recipients will be hand-selected by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Businesses, civic clubs, schools and other organizations are asked to submit the name of people whose efforts are worthy of this recognition by Aug. 30.

Nomination categories are Adult Volunteer (age 19 and over), Youth Volunteer (age 18 and under), Senior Volunteer (age 65 and over), Volunteer Group, Corporate Community Volunteer, National Service Volunteer (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, or VISTA), Veteran Volunteer, Disaster Volunteer (individual or group), Community Media Partner and Lifetime Achievement.

“Every day, volunteers across Nebraska step forward, going the extra mile by providing essential services or meeting critical needs in their communities,” Cathleen Plager, executive director of ServeNebraska, said in a news release.  “The Step Forward Awards provides an opportunity to recognize these individuals or groups for their time, dedication, and work in service to others.”

For more information about ServeNebraska and the awards, or to submit a nomination, visit

– Nebraska Governor’s Office


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