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Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Now Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Maryland Volunteers

Governor’s Service Awards Recognize Those Working to Change Maryland for the Better

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Service Awards. In its 34th year, the Governor’s Service Awards honor individuals and groups for exemplary service and contributions to Maryland’s communities.

New categories this year are Emerging Leader, focused on volunteers 18 to 30 years old, and Member of the Board.

Recipients of the awards demonstrate sustained volunteer commitment to meeting Maryland’s most pressing human and/or environmental needs; engage in meaningful volunteer service that makes a measurable difference in the community; represent extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness; and through volunteerism, have an impact on the greater community.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017. A panel of community leaders, volunteers, and Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism staff will review the nominations, which will be scored and ranked based on the eligibility criteria listed in the nomination form. Each recipient will be notified of selection near the end of summer and invited to an awards ceremony in the fall.

To submit a nomination or to learn more, visit

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