Serve Nebraska is proud to announce that they are now accepting nominations to honor volunteerism and service throughout Nebraska with the annual First Lady’s Outstanding Community Service Awards.  The nomination period ends on February 15th and honorees will be recognized at a luncheon on April 11th in Omaha at the Thompson Alumni Center on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. The First Lady’s Outstanding Community Service Awards reflect Nebraska First Lady Sally Ganem’s passion for education, and honor adult, youth and group nominees in 11 different categories.  First Lady Sally Genem strongly believes that the good life we enjoy and the high national volunteerism ranking we honor will only continue if the ethic of service and commitment to community that we all have, is continued in future generations of Nebraskans.

ServeNebraska is the Volunteer Service Commission that coordinates and supports community involvement by Nebraskans that address the needs of our communities. They coordinate AmeriCorps programming, celebrate volunteer achievements through quarterly and annual awards, provide training and technical assistance, and work to ensure that those with disabilities are fully involved.   For more information about Serve Nebraska and details including award categories, the nomination form and instructions, and past honorees, please visit or call (402) 471-6286.