Ashley Okland Community Service Award
Beginning in 2011, each year, the Young Professionals Connection (YPC) will recognize the achievements of one outstanding young volunteer in the Greater Des Moines area that excels in the area of community service. The “Ashley Okland Community Service” nominee must exemplify the core values of volunteerism, giving back, and putting others before themselves as YPC’s late board member Ashley Okland did.
He or she does not have to be a current member of YPC, but must be a professional under the age of 40 living in Greater Des Moines. Each year, the award recipient will receive $100 to donate to his or her charity of choice on behalf of YPC.
The selection committee will consider the following…
1. Focus on his/her community and volunteerism.
2. Involvement in charitable efforts, with specific emphasis on volunteering.
3. Role as an engaged community member who places others first.
4. Promotes non-profit organizations in the Greater Des Moines area whenever possible.
5. Has involvement in two or more non-profit organizations.
Past Winners of the Ashley Okland Community Service Award are:
2011 - Romelle Slaughter II
To be considered for the Ashley Oakland Community Service Award, an individual must be nominated and should display the YPC spirit of service and charitable giving. The winner of the award will be announced in December at YPC’s Annual Meeting.
The award selection committee is made up of both YPC Board members and non-board members. All nominations will be considered in the selection process and the previous year’s winner is also included on the selection committee to determine the next recipient.
To nominate someone for this award, please download the nomination form and email it to JMaldonado@desmoinesmetro.com.
Nomination Form Download