October 28, 2022

Governor Youngkin Recognizes Virginia Beach Resident at 2022 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards Event

Virginia Beach resident and dedicated volunteer, Walter Camp, was recognized as Outstanding Adult Volunteer at the 2022 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards, held at the Executive Mansion on Oct. 25.

"It is my pleasure to recognize these honorees for the positive impact they have had on our Commonwealth and in the lives of their fellow Virginians," said Governor Glenn Youngkin. "Each honoree has demonstrated resilience, generosity, and commitment, exemplifying the remarkable spirit of Virginia."

An able teacher and vigorous volunteer, Walter logged over 1,400 volunteer hours in 2021-22. A valued citizen with a gifted mind and generous heart, Walter serves for the betterment of his beloved city. No matter the board or commission he is serving on, or the waterway, bikeway, trail, or open space he cleans, Walter's impact is felt and seen throughout the City of Virginia Beach.

"Healthier communities rely on the power of community service to create and support places for all to thrive," said Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Commissioner Danny Avula. "The volunteers recognized this year, along with all who are called to serve their communities in this capacity, are a critical part of meeting the diverse needs across the state that are the foundation for a stronger Virginia."

Balancing a busy professional life as an attorney, Walter volunteers for various boards and commissions, including the Virginia Supreme Court's Mediation Compliant Panel, Virginia Beach Mayor's Commission on Offshore Wind & Clean Energy, the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission (VBCCC), the VB Citizens' Committee on Boards and Commissions, and the Virginia Beach City Council's Bikeways and Trails Advisory Committee.

Walter's recognition for the Governor's 2022 Volunteerism and Community Service Award comes on the heels of his being honored for his volunteerism at the 46th Annual Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards in April 2022.

"I am so proud of Walter Camp and his work in OUR community," said Council Member and Council Liaison for the VBCCC Rocky Holcomb. "He is so deserving of this honor and award. Walter works tirelessly to make the City of Virginia Beach a great place to live. He is fair, compassionate, and understanding of the needs of our citizens. We are lucky to have Walter Camp in our community, doing the tireless work that he does. I am proud to call him a neighbor and a friend."

The Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards are presented by the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Virginia Service Foundation on behalf of the Office of the Governor. These awards have recognized exceptional volunteer service in Virginia for almost 30 years. Additional information about the program can be found online at virginiaservice.virginia.gov.

The Virginia Service Commission (VSC) supports this awards program and leads national service and community volunteerism for the entire state through supporting infrastructure for service and volunteerism. VSC operates in partnership with the Virginia Service Foundation and is guided by the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism.

For more information on volunteer opportunities in the City of Virginia Beach, contact the Office of Volunteer Resources at 757-385-4722 or visit www.VBgov.com/volunteer.

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