Orleans County Accepting Nominations for Annual Youth Recognition

The Orleans County Youth Bureau today announced that nominations are now open for its 42nd Annual Youth Recognition awards.  The purpose of these awards is to recognize those youth who have performed outstanding service for our community and/or have assumed an extraordinary role within their families by helping to support themselves.

“These awards are a great opportunity to highlight the many young people who are doing some extraordinary things in service of others,” said Jack Welch, Chief Administrative Officer for Orleans County.  “Every year, I am amazed at the nominations we receive and it makes me very happy to realize these are the folks who will one day assume leadership roles in our community.”

Anyone is welcome to nominate a candidate, but nominations from family members must be accompanied by a supporting recommendation from a non-family member. Nominees must reside in Orleans County and be a minimum of 14 years of age and under the age of 21 before June 30th of current award year.

In addition to the youth recognition awards, the Youth Bureau is also accepting nominations for the Helen Brinsmaid Award, given to an Orleans County youth-serving professional, in a paid position, whose work surpasses normal expectations, and the Eileen Heye Adult Volunteer Recognition Award, presented to an adult who serves the youth of Orleans County in a volunteer setting.

All nomination forms can be found at  https://www.orleanscountyny.gov/departments/youth_bureau.  Nominations must be submitted to the Youth Bureau by March 31, 2024.

For information about the awards, contact the Youth Bureau at 585-589-7053 or OrleansCountyYouthBureau@OrleanscountyNY.gov.

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