Final opportunity for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards nominations
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Community Service Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the governor to individuals, organizations and businesses to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteerism. This event is hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission. The awards celebration will be held June 5 in East Lansing.
The 2018 Governor’s Service Awards nomination is an online application available at www.michigan.gov/governorsserviceawards. Because of numerous requests following the holidays, the nomination deadline has been extended to Feb. 16.
“These awards serve as a unique opportunity to highlight Michiganders helping Michiganders,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “We want to hold up Michigan’s best volunteers and show them off as role models for others. I hope you will help recognize the outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Michigan by nominating them for the Governor’s Service Awards.”
In 2018, awards will be presented in 10 categories which reflect the diverse nature of volunteers throughout the state. The categories are:
This will be Gov. Snyder’s eighth year of involvement in the Governor’s Service Awards, which were launched by Gov. John Engler in 1992 and maintained by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm during her terms in office.
Background The Michigan Community Service Commission utilizes service as a strategy to address the state's most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. In 2017-2018, the MCSC is granting more than $9 million in federal funds to local communities for volunteer programs and activities. Michigan’s AmeriCorps, Volunteer Michigan and Mentor Michigan are also premier programs of the MCSC. Visit www.michigan.gov/volunteer for more information.