GVEC Public Service Award Nominees Wanted!

Nominate Now

GVEC’s Public Service Award (PSA) acknowledges substantial, consistent and unselfish community service by deserving individuals and businesses/organizations.

We’ve awarded it every year at our Annual Meeting since 1986 (with the exception of 2020). That year, John A. Traeger, State Senator for the 21st Senatorial District of Texas, accepted the inaugural GVEC Public Service Award (PSA). Since then, 43 individuals and organizations have been named.


1987 – Structural Metals, Inc. (SMI) – Seguin
1988 – Monthalia Methodist Church – Monthalia
1989 – Charter Director and Mrs. Theo Siepmann – Cost
1990 – Mrs. Frank Migl – Hallettsville
1991 – SAFES EMS – Schertz
1992 – Gonzales Volunteer EMS
1993 – Mrs. Bryan Denman – Gonzales
1994 – New Berlin Community Center
1995 – Boy Scout Troop 231 – Shiner
1996 – Mrs. John A. Mueller – Seguin
1997 – The Timmermann Sisters – Seguin
1998 – Benedict’s Farm – Waelder
1999 – Fritz Schlather – Cibolo
2000 – Memorial Hospital Auxiliary – Gonzales
2001 – Texas Lutheran University – Seguin
2002 – Hallettsville Knights of Columbus
2003 – Seguin Outdoor Learning Center
2004 – Gonzales Youth Center
2005 – Bluebonnet Youth Ranch – Yoakum
2006 – James “Tuddy” Dietz – Seguin
2007 – La Vernia Parks Foundation
2008 – Operation Homefront – Schertz
2009 – Robert Oliver – Cuero
2010 – Norma’s House – Gonzales
2011 – Guadalupe County Firefighters Association – Seguin
2012 – Hal Baldwin—Schertz
2013 – Victoria College – Gonzales (Organization) and Carl O’Neal – Yoakum (Individual)
2014 – Seguin Agricultural Education & Heritage Center – Seguin (Organization) and Ken Hedrick – Gonzales (Individual)
2015 – Keep Cuero Beautiful – Cuero (Organization) and Phil Seidenberger – Seguin (Individual)
2016 – Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center – Seguin (Organization) and Sara Post-Meyer – Cuero (Individual)
2017 – Seguin Public Library Foundation – Seguin (Organization) and Bill Lopez – Yoakum (Individual)
2018 – Joe Adams – Cuero (Individual) and Wade Busby Memorial – Seguin (Organization)
2019 – Elaine Stephens – La Vernia (Individual) and Pioneer Village – Gonzales (Organization)
2020 – No annual meeting, no award given
2021 – Gonzales Healthcare System – Gonzales and Guadalupe Regional Medical Center – Seguin
2022 – Jeff Pesek, Shiner, & Cibolo Family YMCA


2003
2003

Seguin Outdoor Learning Center

2004
2004

Gonzales Youth Center

2005
2005

Bluebonnet Youth Ranch – Yoakum

2006
2006

James “Tuddy” Dietz – Seguin (Individual)

2007
2007

La Vernia Parks Foundation – (Organization)

2008
2008

Operation Homefront

2009
2009

Robert Oliver – Cuero

2010
2010

Norma’s House – Gonzales

2011
2011

Guadalupe County Firefighters Assoc. – Seguin

2012
2012

Hal Baldwin — Schertz (Individual)

2013
2013

Carl O’Neal – Yoakum (Individual)

2013
2013

Victoria College – Gonzales (Organization)

2014
2014

Ken Hedrick – Gonzales (Individual)

2014
2014

Agricultural Education & Heritage Center

2015
2015

Phil Seidenberger – Seguin (Individual)

2015
2015

Keep Cuero Beautiful – Cuero (Organization)

2016
2016

Sara Post-Meyer – Cuero (Individual)

2016
2016

Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center

2017
2017

Bill Lopez – Yoakum (Individual)

2017
2017

Seguin Public Library Foundation

2018
2018

Joe Adams – Cuero (Individual)

2018
2018

Wade Busby Memorial – Seguin (Organization)

2019
2019

Elaine Stephens – La Vernia (Individual)

2019
2019

Pioneer Village – Gonzales (Organization)

2021
2021

Gonzales Healthcare System – Gonzales

2022
2022

Jeff Pesek – Shiner

2022
2022

Cibolo Family YMCA

Our PSA reflects not only GVEC’s priorities, but also the priorities of those we serve: empowering lives and building stronger communities and a brighter future for all who live and work in this region. As revealed above, in addition to healthcare facilities and local government leaders, we also award PSAs to individuals and organizations involved in the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Children’s charities
  • Community development
  • Education
  • First responders
  • Veterans activities
  • Youth empowerment

Do you know of a deserving individual or organization in the GVEC service area making a positive impact on the community? If that’s a yes, we want to hear from you! In 2023, for the first time ever, GVEC’s PSA winner will be selected from a pool of nominees submitted by Cooperative members and customers.


  1. Nominations may be submitted by any community member, GVEC employee, or GVEC Board Director online or via printed application available at any GVEC office.
  2. Nominees are not required to be a GVEC member. However, nominated individuals and organizations must have provided community service to GVEC’s service area during 2022.
  3. Previous GVEC PSA recipients are not eligible.
  4. Nominations open October 1, 2022, and close at 5 p.m., December 16, 2022. Written applications must be received at the local office by this time to be considered. However, online PSA applications are preferred.
  5. Award recipients and the person who nominated them will be contacted by March 31, 2023. The award will be presented at GVEC’s Annual Meeting on June 23, 2023.

Nomination Deadline:

December 16, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be received online or in print (NOT postmarked) at any GVEC office by 5 p.m., December 16, 2022. If you have questions, please call 800.223.4832.

Download application here or fill out online below.
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PSA Nomination Form
  • NOMINATOR INFORMATION

  • NOMINEE INFORMATION

  • Community Impact: What is the community service provided by the nominee? Approximately who is affected by this community service? Does their impact reach locally, countywide, statewide, or nationwide?
  • Community Relations: What outstanding contribution has this individual or organization made to create a positive experience in the GVEC service area?
  • Time Dedication: How many months or years has the individual or organization spent contributing this community service?
  • Previous Community Recognition: Has this individual or organization received other community awards? If yes, please share community recognition here.
  • Is there any additional information you feel the selection committee should know about the nominee?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.