Franciscan Sister nominated as "Governor's Brightest Star"

Sister Anthony Marie Greving, FSE is pictured above with Idaho's First Lady, Lori Otter, at the Governor's Brightest Stars Awards Ceremony in Boise. Click here to see certficate.

POCATELLO, IDAHO - Sister Anthony Marie Greving, FSE was nominated one of Idaho's Governor's Brightest Stars in an award ceremony recently. The following is from the "Brightest Star" web site:

“Governor Dirk Kempthorne and the Governor’s Coordinating Council for Families and Children established the Governor’s Brightest Star Awards in 2001, in partnership with the Association of Idaho Cities to recognize Idaho's "unsung heroes" who volunteer tirelessly on behalf of their fellow Idahoans.  The purpose of the Governor's Brightest Star Awards program is to affirm and encourage active voluntary participation by citizens of all ages throughout our great state.

The tradition of recognizing Idaho’s outstanding volunteers has carried on through the Risch and Otter administrations.  Since its inception, more than 500 individuals and groups have been recognized as Governor’s Brightest Stars. These everyday heroes come from every corner of the State, representing large and small communities.  They truly are Idaho's Brightest Stars!   

All of the nominees who meet the minimum qualifications are recognized at the annual Governor’s Brightest Star Awards Ceremony. Citizen review panels traditionally assist the Governor and First Lady in identifying those who will be featured during the Governor’s Brightest Star Awards Ceremony. 

The Governor and First Lady present an award for the Governor’s Brightest Star - Volunteer of the Year in each nomination category and feature a variety of other honorees during the ceremony. 

The Governor's Brightest Star Awards program is administered by Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.  Serve Idaho is housed within the Idaho Department of Labor in Boise, Idaho.”

Sister Anthony Marie was nominated by her Area Advisory Council Chair, Sharon Sturm who wrote the following:

“Sister Anthony Marie Greving is the Director of the Area Agency on Aging for all of southeast Idaho. The Agency is the lead agency that makes a positive difference in the lives of the elderly by addressing the changing needs of a growing population and by enhancing their quality of life. Sister Anthony Marie oversees Area V which includes the seven southeastern counties in Idaho-Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power.  She is very active in the Idaho community and is a crusader for human rights and equality and a protector of those who cannot protect themselves.”

Congratulations, Sister Anthony Marie!