Richard Rogers of Woodward received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held June 10, 2018 in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.


Rogers was selected for the Governor’s Volunteer Award for his efforts in maintaining his two mile stretch of Highway 141 in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Rogers also helps keep the High Trestle Trail clean from Woodward to the High Trestle Trail bridge.


Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program-now in its 35th year-recognizes the dedicated people who volunteer their time and talent to help fulfill the missions of Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities. The program provides an easy way for these organizations to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award.


More than 500 awards are being presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. It is estimated that more than 20,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of nearly $500,000, were served by this year’s honorees during the past twelve months.


Other award winners from our coverage area include individuals Charlotte Derrickson and Pat Laird from Earlham, Terry Eddleman and Roger Platz from Adel, Patty Kasperbauer from Grimes, Sandra Lehman and Vanessa McNeal from Waukee. Groups award winners include Boy Scout Troop 127 from Perry and Dallas County Public Health from Adel.


More information is available at https://volunteeriowa.org/awards.