Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
The 2013 Golden Spike Awards Organizing Committee has announced the recipient of this year’s Community Activist of the Year award. The award goes to Matt Minkevitch, executive director of The Road Home, a nationally recognized nonprofit helping people and communities overcome homelessness.
The annual Community Activist of the Year award is given to a member of Utah’s business or non-profit community who has demonstrated public relations and communication abilities, and whose tireless work improves, builds up, and enhances Utahns' quality of life.
“Matt Minkevitch has dedicated most of his career to helping people overcome poverty. He has clearly and consistently demonstrated his passion and commitment in the service of others,” said Pete Codella, co-chair of the 2013 Golden Spike Awards. “I admire Matt’s accomplishments and humility.”
The Community Activist of the Year will be awarded during the 26th annual Golden Spike Awards on Nov. 14, 2013 at Rio Tinto Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Colleagues and friends of Matt Minkevitch and The Road Home are invited to join members of the Utah public relations and corporate communications community at the Golden Spike Awards dinner and ceremony to celebrate and recognize Matt for this honor. Tickets are $55 each and available at GoldenSpikeAwards.com/event.
Additional awards will include Communicator of the Year (recipients this year are Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dickson of KSL NewsRadio), Professional Communicator of the Year, Young Professional Communicator of the Year, Best of Show, and dozens of Golden Spike Awards and awards of merit.
About Matt Minkevitch
Matt Minkevitch is the executive director of The Road Home, a nationally recognized nonprofit which exists to help people overcome homelessness. He was previously the administrative director of Catholic Community Services for the Northern Utah Office and also served as the head chef for St. Vincent de Paul Center. Matt has MBA and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Utah. He is the 2009 recipient of Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work with The Road Home. Matt and his wife proudly serve as foster parents in addition to raising their own children. They reside on a small farm near Ogden, Utah.
About the Golden Spike Awards
The Golden Spike Awards competition is an annual program sponsored by the Utah chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Utah chapter, and the Utah Society for Healthcare Communication and Marketing (USHCAM). The competition recognizes excellence and best practices in public relations and business communications throughout the state of Utah. Entries are judged by out-of-market communication professionals, including professionals Accredited in Public Relations through the Universal Accreditation Board, an organization supported in part by the Public Relations Society of America. For more information or about the Golden Spike Awards or to contact a member of the volunteer Golden Spike Awards Organizing Committee, visit GoldenSpikeAwards.com.