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Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards

Dec 08, 2017

Do you know of an individual, organization, or business who has a strong commitment to serving their community through volunteerism? If you do, the Michigan Community Service Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2018 by 5 p.m.  Online applications are available at www.michigan.gov/governorsserviceawards.

Awards will be presented in ten categories:

  • Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award: honors an individual who has shown a lifelong commitment to community involvement and volunteerism.
  • Lifetime Humanitarian Award: honors individuals or families that have demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding civic and charitable responsibility to a community or organization.
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year Award: honors individuals age 65 and older who have taken action to make their community a better place to live through service.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: honors an individual who strives to improve the lives of neighbors, friends, community or congregation through volunteerism.
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year Award: honors individuals who are age 25 or younger who have already begun making a significant difference in their community through service.
  • Mentor of the Year Award: honors an individual who provides youth (ages 25 and under) with the confidence and assets to be successful.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Organization Award: honors service clubs, nonprofit, faith-based, veteran, disaster preparedness and other organizations that make a demonstrated difference in their community.
  • Education Service Leader Award: honors schools, colleges, universities and other organizations that support youth making a difference in their communities.
  • Outstanding National Service Program Award: honors organizations that provide a high-quality national service program that yields a significant impact in a Michigan community.
  • Corporate and Small Business Community Leader Award: honors corporations and businesses that excel in community involvement and demonstrate excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to their community in a variety of ways.

The awards were launched by Governor John Engler in 1992 and maintained by both Governors Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder.

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