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Miranda Wyles, Bourbon Community Hospital Board Member, receives prestigious 2020 Governor’s Service Award for Volunteerism
November 6, 2020
Miranda Wyles, a board member for Bourbon Community Hospital, was the recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Service Award for Volunteerism, given out annually by Serve Kentucky, an agency within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. She received the award for helping expand to Bourbon County court-appointed special advocate services (CASA) for children.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to act as an advocate for positive changes for abused and neglected children, helping them navigate through difficult life changes such as where the child lives or goes to school, changes in social workers, teachers and friends, and helping them thrive.
Nominated by Melynda Jamison, executive director of CASA of Lexington, Jamison said Wyles “provided leadership, worked to develop a strategic plan, attended board development workshops and trainings, participated in statewide CASA trainings, and interacted with national CASA leadership,” to make CASA services in Bourbon a reality.
Today, CASA of Lexington serves abused and neglected children in Fayette, Bourbon, Woodford and Scott Counties.
Wyles has been an active volunteer for other organizations in Bourbon County including the Bourbon County Backpack Program, the Bourbon County Christmas Concert, the Spooktacular on the Steps event in Paris, the Paris Pike Corridor Commission and the Bourbon County Rotary. She is also a Women’s Inclusion Leader for Edward Jones, the founder of Hope Park and the co-founder of ARTWALK in Bourbon County.
“Community service has always been a huge part of my life, since I was a little kid, and I feel like that carried on throughout my life,” said Wyles.
To learn more about Miranda’s volunteer efforts and community involvement for Bourbon County, please check out her interview by CASA: