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Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Applauds Recipients of National Service Recognition Day Awards

Annapolis, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) today applauded the recipients of National Service Recognition Day proclamation awards, given by local officials, for outstanding service to their communities. Two recipients include GOSV-funded programs New Americans Opportunity Project for Maryland and ShoreCorps, which receive funding through AmeriCorps grants to address community needs. Events took place with officials throughout the state to celebrate the impact of National Service in Maryland.

“Our office is proud to fund extraordinary nonprofits who make significant impacts across Maryland communities,” said Van Brooks, Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “These awards help to recognize those who dedicate countless hours and energy to service and volunteerism that ultimately changes Maryland for the better.”

New Americans Opportunity Project of Maryland, a program of CASA de Maryland, received a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council during a council meeting in Rockville. AmeriCorps members serving with New Americans Opportunity Project for Maryland enhance the economic opportunity of Marylanders and provide a path out of poverty through financial education and services, coupled with naturalization navigation to support low-income Legal Permanent Residents. More than a dozen AmeriCorps members mobilized 139 volunteers to serve 1,036 people in the 2016-2017 program year.

ShoreCorps, a program of Salisbury State University, received a proclamation from Salisbury Mayor Jake Day. They also received a proclamation from the Talbot County Council. AmeriCorps members serving with ShoreCorps increase the capacity of community agencies to support youth and seniors in the state’s eastern most counties, including Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. More than 20 AmeriCorps members mobilized 1,054 volunteers to serve over 10,000 people in the 2016-2017 program year including, 3,634 adults and 6,427 disadvantaged children.

In addition, 35 local leaders across Maryland joined over 5,200 officials around the country in pledging their support for AmeriCorps. They include:


Name of Official Jurisdiction
Steven Schuh, County Executive Anne Arundel County
Kevin Kamenetz, County Executive Baltimore County
Victoria Jackson-Stanley, Mayor Cambridge
Allen McCarthy, County Executive Cecil County
Peter Murphy, Commission President Charles County
Brian Grim, Mayor Cumberland
Don Briggs, Mayor Emmitsburg
Randy McClement, Mayor Frederick
Michael O’Connell, Mayor Frederick
W. Robert Flanigan, Mayor Frostburg
Emmett V. Jordan, Mayor Greenbelt
Ralph Salvagno, Mayor Hancock
Isiah Leggett, County Executive Montgomery County
Roger Berliner, Councilmember Montgomery County
Marc Elrich, Councilmember Montgomery County
Nancy Floreen, Councilmember Montgomery County
Tom Hucker, Councilmember Montgomery County
Sidney Katz, Councilmember Montgomery County
George Leventhal, Councilmember Montgomery County
Nancy Navarro, Councilmember Montgomery County
Hans Reimer, Councilmember Montgomery County
Craig Rice, Councilmember Montgomery County
Malinda Miles, Mayor Mount Rainier
Peggy Jamison, Mayor Oakland
James L. Eberhardt, Mayor Perryville
Bridget Donnell Newton, Mayor Rockville
Jacob Day, Mayor Salisbury
Eugene Grant, Mayor Seat Pleasant
Craig Mathias, Councilmember Somerset County
Perry Jones, Mayor Union Bridge
Lenford Carey, Mayor University Park
Garland Hayward, Commissioner Wicomico County
Elroy Brittingham, Councilmember Worcester County
Diane Purnell, Councilmember Worcester County
Ernest Davis, Commissioner Worcester County


The Montgomery County Maryland Council presents a proclamation recognizing AmeriCorps service Salisbury Mayor Jake Day
The Montgomery County Maryland Council presents a proclamation recognizing AmeriCorps service. City of Salisbury Mayor, Jake Day, presents a recognition award to ShoreCorps AmeriCorps member, Amber Green, for her outstanding service with the city, and a proclamation for National Service Recognition Day to ShoreCorps.


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