Celebrating a Volunteer Making a Difference

Celebrating a Volunteer Making a Difference

Nominated by Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC), Judy Schmit of Cascade, Iowa, received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held on September 1 in Cedar Falls.

Judy was honored with an Individual Award for distinguished volunteer service. Judy’s volunteer hours for DCEC total well over 1,000. She has served on the board, as a committee member, and as an office volunteer.

DCEC’s Director, Sherri Edwards, said, “Judy has been a leader in advancing community awareness projects. Her dedication has ensured ongoing excellent progress in connecting Dubuque County families in need to important resources.”

Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award provides a way for organizations to honor their long-term and exceptional volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award.

“Volunteerism is such an integral part of what it means to be an Iowan,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “I’m pleased to honor those who have given of themselves to meet the needs of others. Their commitment helps improve the lives of those around them.”

Dubuque County Early Childhood, a nonprofit organization, promotes healthy and successful children. For more information, contact Dubuque County Early Childhood at (563) 588-1620, www.dcearlychild.org. Find Volunteer Iowa at www.volunteeriowa.org.