Alison Prada and Cathy Waddick, both of Dubuque, each received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony in June, in Cedar Falls.
Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program – now in its 35th year – recognizes the dedicated people who volunteer their time and talent to help fulfill the missions of Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities. The program provides an easy way for these organizations to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. Prada and Waddick were both selected for an individual award by the City of Dubuque’s AmeriCorps Partners in Learning for a cumulative total of eight years and 4,050 hours of service to the Dubuque community.
More than 500 awards are being presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. It is estimated that more than 20,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of nearly $500,000, were served by this year’s honorees during the past 12 months.