Nominations Accepted Now for Volunteer Service Awards (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced that nominations are being accepted for the Montgomery Serves and the Neal Potter Path of Achievement awards, which honor some of our County’s most dedicated volunteers.

The awards, along with the Roscoe Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award, will be presented on May 2 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and sponsored by the Fund for Montgomery (FFM), the annual event highlights the good work of seniors, youth, individuals, businesses and community groups that help make Montgomery County a good place to live, work and play.

“The residents of Montgomery County have a rich history of serving those in the community in which they live and work,” Leggett said, encouraging residents to nominate individuals, businesses and community groups for the awards. “The Montgomery Serves Awards gives those within our county the opportunity to recognize and honor our very own – the many dedicated, hard-working, loyal citizens of Montgomery County.”

Nominations are being sought from the public for two award categories:

  • Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awards. In partnership with the Commission on Aging and “The Beacon Newspapers,” two residents aged 60 and above will be selected for their lifetime of volunteer service to the County. This annual award is named in memory of former County Councilmember, County Executive and longtime community activist Neal Potter.
  • Montgomery Serves Awards. These awards recognize special volunteer accomplishments during the calendar year 2015 in four categories: Youth (individuals 18 years and under and/or youth groups); Business (businesses that engage their employees as community volunteers); Community Service – Individual and Community Service – Group.

Nominations for all categories will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. Additional information and nomination forms can be found at or by calling the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240.777.2600 or email Winners are expected to be announced in mid-March.

The prestigious Roscoe Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award was established by the County Executive to honor community icon Roscoe Nix, who gave a half century of service to Montgomery County as president of the Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP and as a member of the Montgomery County Board of Education. First presented in 2012, the Nix award is the County’s equivalent of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Honorees are selected annually by the County Executive.

The May 2nd awards event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required.

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