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Recipients of 2018 Governor's Service Awards Recipients of 2018 Governor's Service Awards

The Governor’s Service Awards pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from across Vermont.  These volunteers demonstrate the power of giving and caring every day, making an enormous impact in our communities. The awards honor individuals, groups, national service members, and businesses that best exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and community service in Vermont.  Award selections are based on the nominee’s volunteer efforts, accomplishments, community impact, and enhancement of the lives of others.

Luke Rackers has served as a VHCB AmeriCorps Member at the Central Vermont Council on Aging.  In his service, Luke recruits and coordinates volunteers and matches them with Seniors in the community to provide independent living support.

Luke was nominated for being a self-starter, being an innovative presence regarding the organizations policies and procedures, and his contributions in developing actions plans to help older Vermonters stay in their homes.