2009 Governor's Service Awards Honors Volunteers!Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulhern recognized outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses during the 2009 Governor's Service Awards, held Thursday, June 18. The Governor's Service Awards are given annually to individuals, businesses, and organizations to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteerism.
A celebration was hosted by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulhern to pay tribute to finalists, including the award winner, in each of the eight categories that demonstrate the diverse nature of volunteers throughout the state.
On Thursday, June 18 the Governor's Service Awards winners were announced for 2009.
Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Duley of Okemos
Corporate Community Leader Award:
Yeo and Yeo of
Mentor of the Year:
Jonathan Crawford of Detroit
Outstanding Mentoring Program Award:
Extension Journey 4-H Youth Mentoring Program of West Olive
Outstanding Volunteer Program Award:
Senior Volunteer of the Year:
William Yaeger of
Volunteer of the Year:
Marianne Tanis of
Youth Volunteer of the Year:
Marcus Brown of Coleman
To read more about this year's winners, please view the 2009 Governor's Service Awards press release .