Volunteers across Idaho will be honored at
the Idaho Brightest Stars award ceremony Jan. 17, 2018, in the Simplot Ballroom
at Boise State University’s Student Union Building. Serve Idaho, the Governor’s
Commission on Service and Volunteerism,
will hand out awards in seven categories to honor Idahoans who volunteered in
2017. The ceremony, open to the public, begins at 6 p.m.
Awardees were nominated by Idahoans
throughout the state and a panel of community reviewers made the final
selections. The award categories for outstanding volunteer service are
individual, business, student, senior citizen, teacher/professor,
nonprofit/public organization and veteran.
“We are humbled to have so many Idahoans who
are committed to making life better for others. Their leadership, vision, time
and determination immensely benefit not only their communities but our entire
state. Their volunteerism and service
impact all of us,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little.
Idaho is ranked fifth in the nation in
volunteering by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This event
is a means for Serve Idaho and the lieutenant governor to recognize the
considerable time and effort Idahoans contribute to making their communities
Award winners from the 2017 Idaho’s Brightest
Stars can be found at ServeIdaho.gov.
For more information about the event, or to
find volunteer opportunities near you, visit ServeIdaho.org.
Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor,
encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The
Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and
Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.