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2017 ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards

Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Ashland, Nebraska

October 27, 2017

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

 

 

 

Adult Volunteer Category (age of 19 and over)

Casie Allen, Jill Crook and Justin Evertson Justin Evertson
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalists: Casie Allen, Jill Crook and Justin Evertson ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Justin Evertson

 

Youth Volunteer Category (age of 18 and under)

Cooper Bates, Audrey Worthing and Cole Williams Cooper Bates
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalists: Cooper Bates, Audrey Worthing and Cole Williams ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Cooper Bates

 

Volunteer Group Category

Lincoln Habitat for Humanity Regular Construction Crew, Union College and Aquatic Society of Omaha Union College
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Lincoln Habitat for Humanity Regular Construction Crew, Union College and Aquatic Society of Omaha ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Union College

 

Corporate Community Volunteer Category

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, First National Bank of Omaha and Fiserv Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, First National Bank of Omaha and Fiserv ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

 

National Service Volunteer Category

Blake Frederick, Mallory Johnson, and Martin Macias Jr. Martin Macias Jr.
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Blake Frederick, Mallory Johnson, and Martin Macias Jr. ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Martin Macias Jr.

 

Veteran Volunteer Category

Jim Cada, Ron Hernandez and Russ Zeeb Jim Cada
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist:
Jim Cada, Ron Hernandez and Russ Zeeb
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner:
Jim Cada

 

Disaster Volunteer Category

Reynolds Davis, Wayne Kilmer and Tri County CERT Reynolds Davis
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Reynolds Davis, Wayne Kilmer and Tri County CERT ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Reynolds Davis

 

Community Media Partner Category

Lincoln Journal Star, Neighborhood Extra
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist:
Lincoln Journal Star, Neighborhood Extra

 

Friends of ServeNebraska Category

TD Ameritrade
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner:
TD Ameritrade

 

Lifetime Achievement Category

Dori Bush, Ruth McKinstry and Wilbur (Bud) Dasenbrock Ruth McKinstry
ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Finalist: Dori Bush, Ruth McKinstry and Wilbur (Bud) Dasenbrock ServeNebraska Step Forward Award Winner: Ruth McKinstry

 

Celebrating 150 years of “The Good Life!”

A special thank-you to the Friends of Nebraska 150 Foundation, Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Celebrating Nebraska Statehood Board for your leadership, inspiration, and mobilization of volunteer participants in the Nebraska 150th birthday celebration.

Jeff Searcy, Chair of the Nebraska 150 Foundation Sara Crook, Chair of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission
Jeff Searcy, Chair of the Nebraska 150 Foundation Sara Crook, Chair of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission

 

First Lady Susanne Shore, Chair of the Celebrating Nebraska Statehood Board
First Lady Susanne Shore, Chair of the Celebrating Nebraska Statehood Board

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Mallette Farms

Bennie & Jamesena (Jamie) Moore

 

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See Highlights of 2016 Step Forward Awards

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