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Nominate Fredericksburg area’s best volunteers

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board in Fredericksburg is gearing up for its 28th annual Distinguished Volunteer Awards in the areas of mental health, intellectual disability and substance abuse.

The agency is now taking nominations for the awards, which will be presented in October at an open house for members of the community and area legislators.

The board has established the following criteria for selecting the 2013 recipients.

Creativity

Initiative

Leadership

Dependability

Interrelationship with co-workers, the public and clients

Unusual or outstanding acts or performance.

The person nominated should be a volunteer who does not receive any compensation for his or her acts.

In addition, nominees for 2013 should not be past recipients of the award.

“RACSB is pleased to continue this annual tradition of recognizing the outstanding community volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to benefit individuals with behavioral health needs and developmental disabilities,” board executive director Ron Branscome said in a news release.

People wishing to view a list of previous award winners and obtain a nomination form are invited to visit racsb.state.va.us.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 16.

Submit forms to RACSB, Attn: Michelle Wagaman, Public Information Officer, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

In addition, nomination forms may be faxed to 540/371-3753 or emailed to publicinformation@racsb.state.va.us.

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, founded in 1970, provides public mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse and prevention/early intervention services for residents of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

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