The annual Governor’s Volunteer and Community Service Award program spotlights the outstanding efforts individual volunteers and organizations make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. This year’s ceremony was held on April 10.
Two Hanover County residents have been recognized by Governor Ralph Northam as 2018 Governor’s Volunteer and Community Service Award recipients.
Tommy Davis of Mechanicsville received the Outstanding Volunteer Family Award. He and his late brother Jimmy devoted the last 15 years to providing home repairs and rebuilding efforts to individuals and families in need. The Davis brothers received the “Spirit of Family” award at the 2017 Hanover County “Spirit of Volunteerism” award ceremony.
Also recognized by Governor Northam was Addison Raso of Mechanicsville, who was named Outstanding Youth Volunteer. She has dedicated hundreds of hours to serving others, with a special passion for service to individuals with disabilities. Addison received the “Spirit of Youth” award at last year’s Hanover County “Spirit of Volunteerism” award ceremony.
The Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards are presented by the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism and the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Office on Volunteerism and Community Services on behalf of the Office of the Governor. These awards have recognized exceptional volunteer service in Virginia for more than 20 years.