AUGUSTA — Lisa Park Laflin, of New Vineyard, recently received the Excellence in Volunteer Administration Award during the annual presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism. She was one of eight winners and eight honorees that have had an impact in communities across the state.

Laflin is executive director of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. She understands the impact volunteers have on community and that each person has an innate drive to make a difference, no matter what shoes they wear. Laflin serves as convener of the Franklin Volunteer Network.

The Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteer are presented each year during National Volunteer Week, the annual celebration of citizen volunteer action. This award program focuses attention on businesses, organizations and individuals whose service is considered a model for others to emulate. Winners are selected because their efforts and leadership have made a significant difference in the quality of life for Maine residents.

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