NC Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Monday, April 15, 2024


Created in 1979, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community. Audrey Eudy, Philanthropy Director, serves as the Rowan County Coordinator for the NC Commission of Volunteerism and Community Service, and this year, 8 Rowan County citizens and groups have been nominated and selected as winners of this prestigious award. Winners were presented with their awards at the Rowan County Commissioners Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2024.


Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Lisa Monroe

Lisa Monroe was nominated by Rowan County Fire Marshall, Deborah Horne. Lisa works tirelessly every year in many ways to support our local first responders and firefighters. She actively looks for ways to volunteer and assist and has made a difference in the safety of our firefighters here in Rowan County.

Sheila Prevatte

Sheila Prevatte was nominated by Rowan Helping Ministries. Sheila has emerged as an unwavering force within the Rowan Helping Ministries board, leaving her mark for the past two years through dedicated service. She is an embodiment of community spirit and a loving testament to the transformative power of volunteerism.

Sabra Mills

Nominated by Rowan Helping Ministries, Sabra Mills is a shining example of the kind of volunteer that every organization dreams of having. Her generosity, compassion, and relentless pursuit of positive change make her a true asset to Rowan Helping Ministries and Rowan County.

Dr. Jim Duncan

Dr. Jim Duncan was nominated by Rowan County United Way. Jim has led a life of service through his extensive military career, the development of the Service Above Self Youth Awards, Project LIGHT, and so much more. His work showcases his commitment to making the world a better place and is a reminder that one person can truly make a difference in the world.

Ashley Honbarrier

Ashley Honbarrier was nominated by Mercedes Quesada-Embid with Catawba College. Ashley leads Happy Roots and has dedicated time in a volunteer capacity to nurture our community’s landscape and farming culture while also ensuring that our children, underrepresented high-school youth, and elderly all have the opportunity to participate in Happy Roots’ programs and offerings.

Circle of Friends with First Baptist Church

Circle of Friends with First Baptist Church has become a familiar light at Rowan Helping Ministries, inspiring everyone to find a way to contribute to the well-being of others. They are essential in their food program work, as they pack their USDA and Food for Thought bags with the schools. Circle of Friends is dedicated to their community service and they embody the love of giving.

David Post

David Post has volunteered countless hours for various causes and organizations in the area. David is an active member of the Salisbury City Council and is involved with many organizations, including the Rotary Club of Salisbury, Meals on Wheels Rowan, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Lee Street Theatre, Rowan County United Way, and Lutheran Services Carolinas. Many of these groups wanted to nominate David and wrote letters of reference. He is a genuine inspiration to us all, and we are incredibly grateful for his ongoing commitment to our community. (not pictured in gallery below)

Governor’s Medallion Award

In addition to this prestigious award, David Post been selected as a winner of the Governor’s Medallion Award, the highest level of recognition in the state! This distinguished award is only given to the top 20-25 volunteers in the state. David was honored at a recognition ceremony in Raleigh, NC on May 6th, 2024.

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