Nominations sought for North Elba/Lake Placid 2016 Volunteer of the Year

02 Mar Nominations sought for North Elba/Lake Placid 2016 Volunteer of the Year

NORTH ELBA, N.Y. – The National Volunteer Week Committee is now accepting nominations for North Elba/Lake Placid’s 2016 Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. 

National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. The Town of North Elba and the Village of Lake Placid will both sign proclamations declaring the week of April 24-30, 2016 as National Volunteer Week, an event that celebrates and thanks one of the communities’ most valuable assets: its volunteers. 

The NVW Committee is planning a celebration on Thursday, April 28 with a ceremony and reception at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, recognizing the 2016 Distinguished Adult and Youth Volunteers of the Year. 

The Committee is now accepting nominations from any individual or organization for this award. Nominations must be received by Monday, March 21, 2016.  Any previous candidates may be re-nominated. The committee also retains and reviews all past nominees.

A Distinguished Volunteer award will be given in recognition of a lifetime of activity and effort on behalf of the Town of North Elba and/or the Village of Lake Placid. Volunteers do not have to reside in North Elba/Lake Placid but the organization that they have been nominated for, and where they have performed their services, must be within the boundaries of North Elba. The committee will accept nominations for a separate youth category for those 18 years of age and younger. The same criteria will be used.

Nomination criteria:

o Any individual or organization may nominate a candidate (s).

o Previous nomination does not disqualify person for another year.

o Please keep nominations confidential. All nominees will not necessarily receive an award.

o Include as much pertinent information to support your nomination as you can.

o Please provide at least 1 contact in support of your nomination. Be sure to include name and number where support person can be reached.

o Additional letters of support are encouraged.


Download a nomination forms HERE.

Nomination forms are also available by phoning Bethany Valenze at the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism office 636-0096 or emailing her at, or stop into the ROOST office at 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid.

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