Volunteer Awards - Past Winners


View 2017's Winners


The Town of Gray is proud to honor our  volunteers throughout the community for their exemplary citizenship and volunteerism.  Each year, they are recognized and applauded at the Volunteer Awards Banquet.  Previous year's recipients are:

Committee of the Year - A Town Council appointed committee that has provided exemplary community service through its activities throughout the year.

  • 2016 Planning Board
  • 2015 Dry Mills Schoolhouse Museum Committee
  • 2014 Library Expansion Committee
  • 2013 Recreation & Conservation Committee
  • 2012 Gray Fire Rescue Association
  • 2011 Patriot Parents
  • 2010 Town Office Building Committee
  • 2008 Community Economic Development Committee
  • 2007 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
  • 2006 Village Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • 2005 Solid Waste Committee
  • 2004 Public Safety Committee
  • 2003 Comprehensive Plan Committee
  • 2002 Gray Cable Committee
  • 2001 Historical Society Monument Committee
  • 2000 Libby Hill Forest

Volunteer of the Year - A person who during the last year has gone above and beyond to improve our community through volunteerism.

  • 2016 Donna Rand
  • 2015 Don Whitney
  • 2014 Shad Hall
  • 2013 Richard Skilling
  • 2012 Tim Anketell
  • 2011 Judy Huff
  • 2010 Don Hutchings
  • 2008 Ralph Wink
  • 2007 Jeanne Adams
  • 2006 Allen & Judith Burnham
  • 2005 Louise Knapp
  • 2004 Richard C. "Dick" Wood
  • 2003 Beverly Prince
  • 2002 Mary Blackfeather
  • 2001 Joe Jones
  • 2000 Audrey Burns

Organization of the Year - An organization serving the citizens of Gray that has made a substantial positive impact in out community in the last year.

  • 2016 Friends of Libby Hill
  • 2015 Gray Historical Society
  • 2014 Little Sebago Lake Association
  • 2013 Patriot Soccer Club
  • 2012 Libby Family Foundation
  • 2011 Caring Community
  • 2010 Gray Public Library Association
  • 2008 Gray Community Television
  • 2007 Bruns Bros
  • 2006 Gray-New Gloucester Business Association
  • 2004 Not Your Everyday Garden Club
  • 2003 Maine Wildlife Park and "The Friends"
  • 2002 Gray New Gloucester Athletic Boosters
  • 2001 American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary
  • 2000 Gray Business Association

Lifetime Achievement Award - A citizen who has displayed a lifetime of volunteer service to Gray.

  • 2016 Richard Barter
  • 2015 David Knudsen
  • 2014 Donnie Carroll
  • 2013 Tina Martell
  • 2012 Matty Carroll
  • 2011 Barbara Pollard
  • 2010 Ralph Wink
  • 2008 Howard & Barbara Hughes
  • 2007 Clifton Foster
  • 2006 Jon E. Barton
  • 2005 Richard Wood
  • 2004 Retha "Grammie" Dunn
  • 2003 Margaret Sawyer
  • 2002 Annie "Mae" Beck

Evelyn Morrill Durgin Award - Evelyn Durgin was an unsolicited, tireless volunteer toward the care and upkeep of the Civil War Monument. The recipient of this award should exemplify the essence of Evelyn’s humility, dedication to and love for Gray.

  • 2016 Galen Morrison
  • 2015 Carl Holmquist
  • 2014 Jason Wilson
  • 2013 Nathan Tsukroff
  • 2012 Robert Ryan
  • 2011 Sue Trudel
  • 2010 Miriam Bisbee
  • 2008 Robbie Orlando
  • 2007 Richard Prince
  • 2006 Evelyn Morrill Durgin