Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska First Lady Rose Dunleavy opened nominations today for the 2019 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.
The awards are an annual tradition started by First Lady Bella Hammond to recognize and pay tribute to a special group of volunteers that have made an extraordinary contribution to our communities and state.
“It will be a special honor for me to present these awards to Alaskans who are selfless, caring and have made a perceptible and meaningful difference in the lives of other Alaskans,” said First Lady Rose Dunleavy. “Each one of the recipients has an inspirational story to tell and I look forward to sharing those stories with all Alaskans when the winners are announced this spring.”
Nominations for outstanding volunteers are being accepted beginning today, February 8 through close of business on Friday, March 8, 2019. Nominations can be submitted online at volunteerawards.alaska.gov or by using hard copies which are available to pick up in person at the Governor’s offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks and Palmer.
The First Lady’s Volunteer Awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at the Governor’s residence in Juneau this spring.
For more information, visit the FLVA webpage.
More from News of the North
Legislature approves conflict of interest revisions
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Legislature has voted to change conflict of interest rules passed last year that members complained limited them from interacting with constituents and being involved with legislation.
Docks and Harbors preparing for the start of cruise ship season
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Docks and Harbors Department is preparing for the start of Juneau's cruise ship season with the arrival of the first big ship of the season Sunday morning.
SHI opens new exhibit on acclaimed artist Nathan Jackson
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska Heritage Institute has announced the opening in April of a retrospective exhibit on Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson.
Community discusses impacts of visitor industry
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Tourism best management practices and the upcoming cruise ship season were the topics of discussion at a community meeting at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.
Anchorage appeals financial award to fired police officer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The municipality of Anchorage has appealed the award of nearly $2 million to a fired police officer.
Fairbanks officials allow use of marijuana at certain stores
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks will allow people to recreationally use marijuana inside the authorized stores where they buy it.
Southeast Conference conducts research into business views on budget
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Southeast Conference recently asked 320 Southeast business owners and top managers in 25 regional communities how they would like to see the state achieve a balanced budget.
Major issues unresolved in legislative session's final weeks
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The biggest issues heading into this year's legislative session remain unresolved in the session's final weeks, with Gov. Mike Dunleavy facing resistance to pieces of his agenda.
Additional terminal for new ferries being considered
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Alaska is considering adding another terminal to accommodate the short range of a new class of ferries, officials said.
Juneau Chamber responds to Governor on location of a special session
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The president of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce offered reaction on Action Line to comments made by Governor Dunleavy to the possible location of a special session.
9 Coast Guard service members face drug charges in Alaska
Kodiak, Alaska (AP) - Nine Coast Guard service members face criminal drug charges stemming from an internal investigation, according to charging documents.
Juneau Chamber receives positive feedback on its state budget message
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Chamber of Commerce officials report they have been receiving positive response to their message on Governor Dunleavy's proposed budget for next fiscal year.