Earlier this year, the Coastal Humane Society President, Patti Bourexis, was honored with a prestigious award for her outstanding community service and unwavering dedication to helping people and their pets in the Outer Banks.
Patti Bourexis has been selected as a Medallion Recipient, a distinction bestowed upon individuals who exemplify the true spirit of volunteerism and make significant contributions to their community through their selfless service. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes Patti’s exceptional efforts in leading Coastal Humane Society and her commitment to preserving the human-animal bond.
The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award is a highly esteemed accolade that acknowledges individuals and groups from public, nonprofit, and private sectors for their outstanding volunteer contributions. Nominees are put forward by county award coordinators, and the top volunteers in each county are recognized. Patti’s dedication and passion for helping others and their beloved pets have truly shone through, leading to her selection as a Medallion Award recipient.
The Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service was established in 2006 as a way to honor the top 20-25 volunteers in the state. Patti’s nomination for the Medallion Award was submitted by our county award coordinator, recognizing her exceptional service to the community. After a rigorous review process by a statewide panel, Patti emerged as a truly deserving recipient of this prestigious honor.
The 2023 award recipients were presented with their well-deserved accolades on the evening of Monday, May 8 at the NC State Capitol Building. Governor Cooper himself attended the ceremony to personally meet and congratulate all the outstanding individuals recognized for their remarkable contributions.
Patti’s commitment to the Outer Banks community and her tireless efforts to help people help their pets have been truly remarkable.
She has been a driving force behind Coastal Humane Society’s mission, ensuring that pets and their families stay together, providing essential care, and making a positive impact on countless lives.
Please join us in celebrating Patti Bourexis and expressing our heartfelt congratulations for her remarkable accomplishments.
Her dedication and passion serve as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the incredible impact we can make when we come together to support our community.
Thank you for being a part of our compassionate community and for your ongoing support. Together, we will continue to create a brighter future for pets and their families.