Landyn Ford and Bill Thompson were the 2022 Volunteers of the Year

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Campbell County is currently seeking adult and youth nominations for the Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Volunteer Star Awards.

The program promotes the importance of volunteering by recognizing those who are committed to community service.  Each year, the Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards showcases Tennessee’s volunteer spirit by promoting state-wide volunteerism and strengthening participation in community service.  One youth, under the age of 25, and one adult will both be recognized.

All nominations will be judged by a local committee, and then sent to Nashville.  The two selected local winners will be honored in the spring with their fellow award winners from other counties across the state of Tennessee.

Any adult or youth or adult whose volunteer activities benefit the community in a substantial, important, or unique way will be eligible.  Volunteers may be nominated by anyone or can nominate themselves.  Complete nominations should include 300-400 words about the need the nominee has addressed, the action they took, their innovation to address the need, and the positive change that was a result of their service.

“This program is the perfect way to recognize volunteers in our community,” said Award Coordinator Brandon Johnson, who was appointed as a Commissioner of Volunteer Tennessee by former Gov. Bill Haslam.  “We have countless servant leaders right here at home that deserve appreciation for their hard work, but we need your help to identify them.”

Nominations are due by Nov. 10. Email all nominations to Brandon Johnson, Campbell County Chair at with a complete nomination.