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Volunteer of the Year

Howard County Volunteer of the Year 2016

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, the Howard County Council and the Volunteer Center Service Howard County are seeking nomination for the 2016 “Volunteer of the Year” Awards program. This annual program recognizes people, agencies and groups that have demonstrated commitment and dedication to making our community a better place. Deadline for nomination and endorsement forms COMING SOON.  

Nominations are being accepted for:

  • Individual Youth (18 & Under)
  • Individual Adult (Over 18)
  • Non-profit Organization or Governmental Agency (recognizing non-profit or governmental agencies successfully engaging and managing volunteers)
  • For-profit or Community Group (recognizing for-profit businesses or community groups providing volunteer support to local non-profit or governmental agencies)

To be Eligible: Nominees must be either residents of Howard County or do their volunteer work in Howard County. Their efforts should have a significant impact on an individual or the community; for individual nominations, the nominated service must be performed outside the scope of the nominee’s paid employment.


Award winners will have an engraved brick installed in the “Pathway to Excellence” at the County’s Troy Park at Elkridge. Still in the design stage, the pathway will feature bricks etched with the winners’ names and award. The pathway is part of Phase 2 of the park’s design, and is expected to be completed in 2016.

Endorsement Forms: Nominators may also submit up to two additional endorsements from other individuals or organizations familiar with the nominee’s volunteer contributions.


Download the nomination form HERE (will be available in late December 2015/early January 2016). 

Download the endorsement form HERE (will be available in late December 2015/early January 2016). 

Nomination and endorsement forms may be filled out online and submitted via emailed to voy@howardcountymd.gov; mailed to: Howard County Volunteer of the Year, Attn: Alexandra Bresani, Office of Public Information, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043; or faxed to (410) 313-3390.   


Nomination and endorsement forms must be postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015.

All nominees
will be recognized at the County's annual Volunteer of the Year Ceremony; stay tuned for details.

For questions or to request to have a nomination and/or endorsement form sent to you, please call (410) 313-2023 or email voy@howardcountymd.gov.

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