Governor’s Volunteer Award to Jamie Daubendiek

Jamie Daubendiek  (center) of Jefferson received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Gov Kim Reynolds (right) and Lt Gov Adam Gregg (left) during a special recognition ceremony held Sept. 25 in Pleasant Hill.

Daubendiek was honored with an individual award by Michael Wagler of Main Street Iowa for his leadership role within the Jefferson Matters: Main Street program.

“Volunteerism is such an integral part of what it means to be an Iowan,” Reynolds said. “I’m pleased to honor those who have given of themselves to meet the needs of others. Their commitment helps improve the lives of those around them and consistently keep our state’s volunteerism rate in the top 10 nationally.”

More than 600 awards are being presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. It is estimated that more than 31,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of more than $727,000, were served by this year’s honorees during the past 12 months.

“Volunteering is win-win,” Gregg said. “Not only does it have a positive impact on the individuals served, but also transforms the individuals giving. The dedication of those selected for these awards often encourages others to get involved, and I’m happy to recognize them for their important contributions.”

Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program—now in its 34th year—provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at

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