Nominations for annual United Way awards due Jan. 25

Each year, the Livingston County United Way looks for people in the community who give from the heart and make things happen. Despite the limitations of the pandemic, the volunteer needs in the community increased and many people stepped up to make a difference. If you know someone or a team that did exactly that, take a few minutes to nominate them for one of Livingston County United Way’s Annual Volunteer Awards.

Nominations are needed for the following five Awards by Jan. 25, 2021:

  • Charles W. Itsell Volunteer of the Year Award:  an individual whose commitment to the Livingston County United Way and the health and human service needs of our communityduring the past year goes far “above and beyond” normal volunteerism. Sherry Randall of Howell, was last year’s recipient.
  • Donald Epley Lifetime Community Service Award:  recognizes an individual who embraces volunteerism and service to the community as a way of life, is committed to the Livingston County United Way, and over the years  has made a significant  impact to, and contributed to the betterment of, those lives he or she has touched. Rena Pomaville of Tsunagari Services, Inc., was last year’s recipient.
  • Young Person of Distinction Award: recognizes an area youth for outstanding service and leadership to his or her community, showing true selflessness and an overall sense of caring for others. Joel Rushlow a Howell High School Student was recognized last year.
  • Youth Organization of the Year Award: recognizes an area youth organization for outstanding service to their community, showing true selflessness and an overall sense of caring for others. Brighton High School Lacrosse Team was last year’s recipient.
  • Randy Rudisill Business-of-the-Year Award: recognizes an area business that perpetuates Randy Rudisill’s strong commitment to community, reflecting a commitment to continuous improvement, people, hard work, customers, ethics, and profit.  EctoHR Inc. of Brighton, was the recipient last year.

To make a nomination, complete electronically the application at  The United Way is only accepting electronic applications this year. Nominations are due to the Livingston County United Way by Jan. 25th.

Recipients will be recognized at Livingston County United Way’s “Spirit of the Community” Annual Meeting, to be held virtually on March 10, 2021.

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