Burns soliciting nominations for volunteerism award

EBENSBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is accepting applications from July 1 through 20 at his Ebensburg office for the second annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award, which will honor an outstanding volunteer in the 72nd Legislative District.

Burns presented the inaugural award last year to Charlie Vizzini, who amassed more than 8,000 hours by volunteering in Burns’ legislative office – fielding more than 1,000 constituent service matters and saving taxpayers an estimated $80,000.

“The plan then was to make this an annual award, given to someone in the district who has volunteered to make the community a better place,” Burns said. “If you are – or know someone who is – one of those people, please submit a nomination.”

To be eligible, one must:

  • Be a resident living within Burns’ 72nd Legislative District;

  • Regularly volunteer to make the community a better place to live; and

  • Be able to verify any stated volunteerism.

Written nominations should include:

  • The name and contact information of the person making the nomination, and the name and contact information for the person being nominated.

  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words explaining why the person deserves the award and what they have done for their community.

Nominations should be mailed or delivered to Burns’ Ebensburg office, 119 South Center St., Ebensburg, PA 15931. 

No nominations will be accepted via email.