About the Governor's Service Awards

  • Governor's Service Award What are the Governor's Service Awards?

    Since 1994, Michigan's Governor and her/his spouse have been hosting the Governor's Service Awards to pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from across Michigan. These volunteers demonstrate the power of giving and caring every day, and the Governor's Service Awards are one small way we can thank them for their commitment. Although volunteers don't expect accolades, we know volunteer recognition leads to volunteer retention.


  • Rick Snyder Announces Finalists for 2015 Governor's Service Awards The finalists have been selected from more than 160 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations statewide for their commitment to volunteer service.
  • Governor Snyder Honors Michigan Volunteers To honor exemplary volunteer service in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder presented the Governor's Service Awards to individuals, organizations and a business at an awards ceremony Monday night. The 2014 Governor's Service Awards, titled "An Evening with the Stars," was held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Sponsor the Governor's Service Awards The Governor's Service Awards(GSA) provide excellent opportunities for sponsors to demonstrate their commitment to local communities and their volunteers. Sponsors also receive unique branding opportunities and other corporate benefits.

Past Governor's Service Award Winners