Official Nebraska Government Website

2016 ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards

Award Finalists and Winners
Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Ashland, NE

October 28, 2016

ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Seal
picture of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

Every day volunteers reliably provide essential support in their communities. The ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards recognize these outstanding people and groups for their time and service.

Award winners and finalists were thoughtfully selected by the Governor with presentation of the awards by Lt. Governor Mike Foley in tribute to the significant contributions made within the state through volunteerism in the following categories:

 

 

  • Adult Volunteer (age of 19 and over
  • Youth Volunteer (age of 18 and under)
  • Volunteer Group
  • Corporate Community Volunteer
  • National Service Volunteer (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps or VISTA)
  • Veteran Volunteer
  • Disaster Volunteer (person or group)
  • Community Media Partner
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Friends of ServeNebraska

 


Save the date for the 2017 ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards, October 27, 2017

2016 ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards

 

Adult Volunteer Category (age of 19 and over)

Duane Fowler, Dave Kleopfer and Tim Lindeman Dave Kleopfer
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalists: Duane Fowler, Dave Kleopfer and Tim Lindeman ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Dave Kleopfer

 

Youth Volunteer Category (age of 18 and under)

Joseph Ptacnik, Emma Young and Samantha Young Joseph Ptacnik
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalists: Joseph Ptacnik, Emma Young and Samantha Young ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Joseph Ptacnik

 

Volunteer Group Category

Junior League of Lincoln, Peru State College Feeding 44 and AAA School Safety Patrol AAA School Safety Patrol
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Junior League of Lincoln, Peru State College Feeding 44 and AAA School Safety Patrol ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: AAA School Safety Patrol

 

National Service Volunteer Category

Micahla Beyer, Molly Kudym and Tina Winchell Tina Winchell
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Micahla Beyer, Molly Kudym and Tina Winchell ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Tina Winchell

 

Disaster Volunteer Category

Tim Garrison, Kelli Niemeier and Deb Schnell (accepted by Thomas Smith) Tim Garrison
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Tim Garrison, Kelli Niemeier and Deb Schnell (accepted by Thomas Smith) ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Tim Garrison

 

Veteran Volunteer Category

Nicholas Wollenburg, Gary Feldbauer and Gus Dornbusch Gary Feldbauer
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Nicholas Wollenburg, Gary Feldbauer and Gus Dornbusch ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Gary Feldbauer

 

Corporate Community Volunteer Category

utual of Omaha, Nelnet and The RayVets Mutual of Omaha
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Mutual of Omaha, Nelnet and The RayVets ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Mutual of Omaha

 

Community Media Partner Category

Kearney Hub, and KETV Omaha KETV Omaha
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Kearney Hub, and KETV Omaha ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: KETV Omaha

 

Lifetime Achievement Category

Richard Gray, Gerry Osborn (accepted by Ron Sedlacek) and Debra Romberger M.D Richard Gray (accepted by Judith Gray)
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Richard Gray, Gerry Osborn (accepted by Ron Sedlacek) and Debra Romberger M.D ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Richard Gray (accepted by Judith Gray)

 

Friends of ServeNebraska Category

State Farm (accepted by Kim Mavis)
State Farm (accepted by Kim Mavis)

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Leadership Sponsor

AAA logo

Benefactor Sponsors

Midlands logo

Mallette Farms
Kevin and Diane Warneke
Jamie Moore

Individual Sponsors

Jamesena Moore

In-Kind Sponsors

101.1 Radio Station logo

Lamar Advertising Agency logo

Photo Gallery:

Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet
Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet
Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet Images from the Step Forward 2016 Banquet

 

Take a look at the 2015 ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards winners and finalists here.