Each year Tennessee celebrates its Volunteer State legacy by honoring the state’s top volunteers. The Governor’s Stars Awards recognizes one person over age 25, and one person under age 25, in each county. Howard Thompson of Tullahoma was the Coffee County recipient for 2020-2021.
This year, G. Lamar Wilkie has been asked to serve as Coffee County Coordinator for the program. Residents of Coffee County since 2007, he and his wife Donna are involved in church, local civics and veterans’ groups. A 21-year Navy veteran, Wilkie is a writer with several published books. His other passions include music, art, travel and continuing his service to the community by helping others.
Wilkie has convened a committee of several men & women, in widely different social circles, who will review all nominations and make the final selection. Their recommendation will be sent to the Governor’s Stars Award State Coordinator.
If you know someone whose stellar community service merits the Governor’s Stars Award, a fillable PDF nomination form is available at https://bit.ly/gvsaccpage or a paper form may be requested by contacting Wilkie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at (931) 246-9258.
The deadline to submit nominations is November 5, 2021.