HSAC AWARDS

Learn more about HSAC community recognition awards.

The Human Services Advisory Council strives to recognize outstanding members of our organization, as well as those working on the community, donating their time and energy to improve their community and the lives of those in it.

Each year we host our HSAC Recognition Luncheon in December, ending the year on a positive note!

If you know a person at an HSAC member agency who goes above and beyond to help the community or you know a worthy volunteer, please nominate them for the Arlene Steege Award or the Volunteer of the Year Award by completing one of the forms below. All nominations are due by October 31st. 

2021 Award Winners

Volunteer of the Year: Bob & Elaine Fenner, Catholic Charities

Arlene Steege Award: Anita Hall, All Care Health Center

Mike Barker Award: Diane McKee; Catholic Charities

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Pictured: Bob Fenner with Nominator Diane McKee of Catholic Charities

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Pictured from left Anita Hall with nominator Kristen Hendershot of All Care Health Center

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Pictured: Diane McKee & Mike Barker

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2020 Award Winners from left, Arlene Steege Award recipient Terri Wilson with Connections Area Agency on Aging and Volunteer of the Year recipient Dr. Thomas Schierbrock, DDS with Children's Square, USA.

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2019 HSAC Award Winners & Nominators. From left The Salvation Army's Major Lee Ann Thompson and Mike Barker Award Recipient Major Donna Miller, Connections Area Agency on Aging's Aubury Krueger-Kutchara and Volunteer of the Year Robert Neumann, Project Everlast's Aaron Weaver and Arlene Steege Award Recipient Ronda Newman.

HSAC past Award recipients

Year
Award
Name
Agency
2021
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
BOB & ELAINE FENNER
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
2021
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
ANITAL HALL
ALL CARE HEALTH CENTER
2021
MIKE BARKER AWARD
DIANE MCKEE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
2020
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
DR. THOMAS SCHIERBROCK, DDS
CHILDREN'S SQUARE USA
2020
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
TERRI WILSON
CONNECTIONS AREA AGENCY ON AGING
2019
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
ROBERT NEUMANN
CONNECTIONS AREA AGENCY ON AGING
2019
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
RONDA NEWMAN
PROJECT EVERLAST
2019
MIKE BARKER AWARD
MAJOR DONNA MILLER
THE SALVATION ARMY
2018
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
LINDA ADAMS
THE SALVATION ARMY
2018
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
JEANNA BULL
CONNECTIONS AREA AGENCY ON AGING
2018
MIKE BARKER AWARD
FRANK GREISE
THE LEAGUE OF HUMAN DIGNITY
2017
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
BEVERLY WHITEAKER
IOWA LEGAL AID
2017
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
CATHY JAGER
WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION
2016
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
WENDY PUNTENEY
JUNTOS
2016
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
SOFIA SANDOVAL
CENTRO LATINO
2015
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
DAVE & SHERI SMITH
TRAILBLAZERS
2015
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
JANICE WRIGHT
FAMILY, INC
2015
MIKE BARKER AWARD
MOLLY CUMMINGS
WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION
2014
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
CHRISTINE RITTER
VITA
2014
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
SHAUNTEL NUTILE
WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION
2014
MIKE BARKER AWARD
MIKE BARKER
CHILDREN'S SQUARE USA
2013
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
ROGER CARLON
CHILDREN'S SQUARE USA
2013
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
MARY O'NEILL
HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE
2012
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
LEOLA POPPEN
SOUTHWEST 8 SENIOR SERVICES
2012
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
MARSHA GRANDICK
STARS SCHOLARSHIP
2011
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
DAVID CLAYTON
CASA
2011
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
WENDAY SORESEN
WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION
2010
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
KAY EICH
HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST IOWA
2010
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
KELLY BUTTS
SOUTHWEST 8 SENIOR SERVICES
2009
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
MICHELLE WALLACE
IN JESUS' NAME SERVICES
2009
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
BILL RICKETTS
IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2008
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
HAZEL SUITER
MICAH HOUSE
2008
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
LEE HEITHOFF
IOWA LEGAL AID
2007
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
DAVE & SHERI SMITH
TRAILBLAZERS
2007
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
CHRISTY SOLOMON
LEAGUE OF HUMAN DIGNITY
2006
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
JOANN GOHLINGHORST
CHILDREN'S SQUARE USA
2006
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
NANCY SCHULTZ
BETHANY LUTHERAN HOME
2005
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
CAROL HALLGREN
PRESBETERIAN OUTREACH
2005
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
DIANE MCKEE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
2004
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
JACK & MARGE BIGLEY
RED CROSS
2004
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
CAROL JOHNSON
LOESS HILLS AEA
2003
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
BEN & RUTH UDEN
SOUTHWEST 8 SENIOR SERVICES
2003
ARLENE STEEGE AWARD
MARTI NERENSTON
IOWA LEGAL AID