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Call for 2015 Governor’s Service Awards Nominations

Recognizing Marylanders who Provide Extraordinary Service to their Communities

BALTIMORE – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards. These awards recognize the significant contributions of Maryland citizens to the life and health of the State and its people.

“Maryland is a place where great things are accomplished through the dedication of its people,” said Steve J. McAdams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. “Together, through service, we can create a brighter future for all of Maryland’s citizens.”

Nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards should represent outstanding volunteer service occurring in 2014, unless competing for a lifetime award. Service must be performed outside of the context of the nominee’s paid employment and those who have been awarded since 2010 are ineligible for consideration. Applications will be accepted in the areas of Youth, Individual, Lifetime Achievement, National Service, AmeriCorps Alum, Faith-Based, Group/Team, Nonprofit Volunteer Program, Corporate/Business, Community of Service, Service-Learning Leader, Exemplary Service Learning.

All applications must be submitted via an online form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2015. For official rules, please visit www.GOSV.maryland.gov/serviceawards.html.

About Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives

The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives coordinates community and volunteer service activities in Maryland; develops and coordinates the Governor’s policy agenda affecting community programs and initiatives; and advises the Governor on policies to enhance and improve the delivery of community and volunteer services.

About Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. Through federal funding, the Service and Volunteerism office annually sponsors 16 AmeriCorps State programs that support AmeriCorps members. These members provide support for disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families in Maryland. The Governor’s Service and Volunteerism also advocates for effective volunteer program management and recognizes volunteer service across the state on behalf of the Governor of Maryland.

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