Service Awards Nominations Sought

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is looking for nominations for this year’s Governor’s Service Awards, marking the 35th year for this awards ceremony, which will be held this fall. The Governor’s Service Awards recognize Marylanders who have provided significant volunteer contributions to communities around the state during 2017 (or longer for the Lifetime Achievement Category), and are working to change Maryland for the better.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, June 1. Nominations are encouraged to include strong narrative writing within the word limit, focus on the previous year of service (excluding the Lifetime Achievement category), and provide comprehensive quantitative data to support service efforts, such as the number of people served and number of hours volunteered. Nominations may be submitted for individuals and groups in one of 15 categories.

• AmeriCorps Alum • Lifetime Achievement
• Corporate Business • Member of the Board
• Emerging Leader • National Service
• Exemplary Service Learning • Nonprofit Volunteer Program
• Faith-Based • State Employee
• First Responder • Veteran
• Group/Team • Youth
• Individual

To learn more about the awards and submit a nomination, visit