Dare residents honored with Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The winners were presented their awards on April 15. [Dare County photo]

The 2019 North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards were presented to local recipients at the April 15 Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting in Manteo.

Accepting awards for their exceptional volunteer service were (from left) Marion and Blair Siefferman for their service to Boy Scout Troop 116 and Cub Scout Pack 116; Sheryl Tillett and George Viverette for their service to Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church; Mary Ellen Holland for her service to the Seniors’ Health Information Program (SHIIP); Wendy Sisler, Governor’s Medallion Award recipient for her efforts to establish a behavioral health clinic on Hatteras Island; Lynda Hester for her service to the Dare County Center; Dennis Pohl for his service to the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) program; Laura Davis for her service to the Northern Beaches Division of Dare County Parks & Recreation and to Dare County Special Olympics; Kathleen Morgan for her service as coordinator for Dare County Special Olympics; Jonna Lewis for her service to the Northern Beaches Division of Dare County Parks & Recreation; and Juliane Kelly for her service to the Dare County Friends of Youth mentoring program. Governor’s Medallion Award recipient Wendy Sisler will further be honored at a ceremony in Raleigh in May.

The North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards honor citizens who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. The award was created in the Office of the Governor in 1979.