Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Nominations Sought for Governor's Service Awards

The Michigan Community Service Commission today announced they are seeking nominations for the 2010 Governor's Service Awards. The Governor's Service Awards are presented annually to individuals, businesses, and organizations to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteering.

Eight volunteer service awards are presented every year by the Governor of Michigan in each of the following categories:
  • Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteerism - honors an individual who has taken his or her volunteer service to the highest level-year after year;
  • Corporate Community Leader Award - honors corporations and businesses that excel in community involvement;
  • Mentor of the Year - honors an individual who has made a significant difference in a child's life through mentoring;
  • Outstanding Mentoring Program Award - honors programs that excel at developing and maintaining high-quality experiences for both the mentor and mentee;
  • Outstanding Volunteer Program Award - honors organizations or clubs that make a difference in community life;
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year - honors individuals who are 65 and older;
  • Volunteer of the Year - honors an individual who strives to improve the lives of neighbors, friends, community or congregation; and
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year - honors individuals who are age 21 or younger.
A celebration will be hosted by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulhern to recognize the finalists, including the award winner, in each of the eight categories that illustrate the diverse nature of volunteers throughout the state. The event will be held in June 2010.

The 2010 nomination form is now available at www.michigan.gov/volunteer. Nominations must be postmarked by February 23.

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