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Posted on: January 31, 2020




Everyday Dewey-Humboldt volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here is your chance to give back by nominating a deserving individual for his/her outstanding service through the Town’s Volunteer of the Year program.

Who is eligible?: The nomination is open to all Dewey-Humboldt residents who have volunteered in 2019. Nominees need to have been volunteers as individuals or for organizations that directly benefit the citizens of the Town of Dewey-Humboldt. The organization can be the Town Council, Town Boards/Commission/Committees, including the Planning and Zoning Commission, Open Space and Trails Committee, Firewise, Volunteers for the Town’s Activity Center, the Town Library, the Historical Society, Humboldt Elementary School and other Agencies that have programs benefiting the citizens of the Town of Dewey-Humboldt.

Nomination Process: The process is simple. State the Nominee’s name, what work has been done as a volunteer and/or the volunteer organization where the Nominee volunteered. Briefly describe why you believe the individual should be nominated, such as how his/her efforts volunteering in the specific organization have made a profound difference in citizens’ lives. Each Nominee should be submitted on a separate form. Nominations can be delivered to Town Hall via in person, U.S.P.S., emailed to or faxed to 928-632-7365. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020.

Honoree Selection: The Town Manager appoints a Citizen Committee to review the Nominees and make a recommendation to the Town Council. The Citizen Committee shall be comprised of a diverse group of individuals/organizations who are involved in the community. Members do not have to be a Dewey-Humboldt resident. One Councilmember liaison will serve on the committee as an arbitrator only. Nominees will be judged on the service performed/donated by the nominee; the amount of time and effort spent by the nominee; whether the nominee was nominated for more than one service; and, whether the nominee was nominated by more than one person for their service. After review of the nominations, the Citizen Committee will make their recommendation to the Town Council.

Recognition: The Honoree of the “Volunteer of the Year” Award, along with all that have been nominated, will be recognized by the Town Council at an upcoming Town Council meeting where they will be awarded certificates of appreciation. Nominees’ guests and other dignitaries will be able to express their appreciation for the Nominee. The Volunteer of the Year plaque will be updated with the Honoree’s name and date. This plaque is displayed in Town Hall. This is a wonderful way for the Town to express its sincere appreciation for our volunteers and a great opportunity for volunteers to inspire others through their stories.

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