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Nominations sought for Governor’s Service Awards

Aug 07, 2019
Courtesy of: Maine Commission for Community Service Pictured are the 2018 Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism winners with Maine Commission for Community Service Commissioners and dignitaries.

Augusta — The Maine Commission for Community Service is seeking nominations for all categories of the annual Governor’s Service Awards. The goal of the awards is to celebrate and honor the exemplary work and leadership of Maine's dedicated citizens of all ages.

This year, the Commission is introducing five new nomination categories to better acknowledge the individuals and organizations that champion Maine’s volunteerism efforts. The new categories are Employee Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Volunteer Team, Excellence in Youth Service Development, Outstanding Employee Volunteer Program and Service Enterprise of the Year.

Also new for 2019, the awards for outstanding individual volunteers and organizational volunteer programs will be presented at the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference on Oct. 15 in Orono. This will allow the Commission to celebrate Maine’s volunteer role models and their inspirational stories with the largest audience possible. The individual awards were previously presented at the Capitol in April.

In total, 11 award recipients are selected from nominations by a panel of volunteer reviewers. The panel includes past award recipients, Commission members and community representatives.

Nominations are open through Sept. 6. Visit for more information on the Governor’s Service Awards. The awards program is managed for the Governor’s Office by the Maine Commission for Community Service.


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