Citizen Volunteer of the Year Award Winners
Each year, the City of League City recognizes three individuals who volunteer their time with a City department or program. These volunteers go above and beyond their roles, dedicating their time and talents to improve the programs that serve our residents and make a difference in our community.
2022 ART HEWITT VOLUNTEER SPIRIT AWARD WINNER - DAVID NOLDER
In 2021, the City of League City’s Parks and Recreation department launched a performing arts program. The City contracted an experienced instructor but did not have the budget for the technical aspect. David Nolder volunteered his time to build the sets and run all the tech for the fall and spring performances.David took on what is normally a full-time commitment to benefit the youth in the program. Because of David’s efforts, the City was able to provide a successful performing arts program to the youth in the community.
2022 STEVE JONES INSPIRATION AWARD WINNER - ADRIENNE BLISS
Adrienne Bliss has volunteered over 100 hours at the Helen Hall Library in the last 10 months since she began. She has worked in multiple areas of the library including Adult services, Technical Services, and Circulation. She even volunteered her expertise as a retired English Professor to be the editor of a new volunteer book review blog the library will be launching. She is eager to help, reliable, committed, positive, and encouraging. She will take on any task asked of her, and her commitment is inspiring others.
2022 LIGHTHOUSE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER – PEGGY ZAHLER
If Peggy Zahler looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you recognize her face from City Council meetings. Peggy has attended the bi-monthly meetings regularly for years. “There isn’t anyone in the community who is more insightful on what the Council is doing,” said Mayor Pat Hallisey. Her love for the City has prompted her to serve on several boards and committees over the years, including the Library Board, the Clear Creek Watershed Steering Committee, and now as the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. “I try to stay informed and support City Staff in reaching out to citizens,” said Peggy. While she is the recipient of the 2022 Lighthouse Leadership Award, her leadership in the community has been significant for decades. “She cares about the community and everyone that’s in it, and that’s a key ingredient to leadership,” said the Mayor.
Watch the video to learn more about our three winners!