Governor Pat McCrory presented the state’s highest award for volunteer service in 2014 to 21 recipients recently including Yancey County’s Wanda Profitt who was presented the award for her efforts with the Yancey County Economic Development Commission, where she has served for 33 years. She donates 30 hours weekly as executive director and has worked to bring new industry to the county and get the county certified as a “Community of Excellence” by the NC Department of Commerce. Proffitt has also volunteered for many other organizations including 23 years with Spruce Pine Community Hospital, 10 years with Yancey-Mitchell Pillars, Inc./Habitat for Humanity and as president of the Mayland Community College Foundation.
All of the individuals were recognized for their dedication and outstanding service which enriched the lives of others and makes a difference in their communities. Commemorating its 36th anniversary this year, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program recognizes and celebrates the proud tradition of volunteerism in the state.