The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism (UServeUtah) is an active board of commissioners appointed by the Governor to support volunteerism in Utah. The commission meets bimonthly to direct and carry out the mission and objectives of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and fulfill the statutory responsibilities for State Commissions under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

Each commission member serves a 3-year term and can be appointed to serve up to two consecutive terms. Time spent as a commission member is completely voluntary. They function as "Ambassadors of Service" in their local communities to promote volunteerism and service opportunities. To see a list of past commissioners, click here.


Spencer Cox

Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah

Debbie Hardy

Intermountain Healthcare & Commission Chair

David Clark

Zions Bank & National Service Chair

Paul Leggett

Aging and Adult Services at Salt Lake County & Community Engagement Chair

Stan Penfold

Utah AIDS Foundation

Rep. Becky Edwards

Utah State Legislature

Jill Remington Love

Department of Heritage and Arts

David Buhler

Utah Higher Education

Jake Murakami

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) State Office


Karen McCandless

Community Action Services and Food Bank

Debra Hoyt

Dominion Energy

Melissa Fromm

Forever Young Foundation

Sydnee Dickson

Utah State Board of Education

Vikram Ravi

Pioneer Park Coalition, Youth Commissioner

Nancy Winemiller-Basinger

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Commission Meeting Agendas

For previous meeting agendas and minutes, please contact Sara Dorsey at or (801) 245-7281.

Legislation and Regulations

Since 1994, The Commission on Service and Volunteerism has convened through federal and state legislation.

The following regulations guide our work:

Authorizing Legislation – National Legislation 1990
Legislation – Serve America Act 2009
Summary – Serve America Act 2009
Authorizing Legislation – Utah Legislation
Duties of a State Service Commission Overview
Utah Liability Protection for Volunteers
Volunteer Protection Act of 1997
Clinton Signing Volunteer Protection Act
Reason for Volunteer Protection Act
Volunteer Protection Act CRS Report