Past Governor's Service Awards Recipients

2016 WINNERS

Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award: Doris Jacques
Corporate Community Leader Award: Bank of Ann Arbor; Dow Chemical; Gast Manufacturing
Mentor of the Year Award: Christine Alvarado
Volunteer of the Year Award: Mike McFarlen; Richard Chatman; Wanda Westman
Senior Volunteer of the Year Award: Paul Goldsmith; James Polet; Lucille Wright; Nancy Bryant
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award: Caleb White; Aubrey Cohoon; Eliana Margherio; Emily Prokop; Alan Sun; Anna Sun; Sikander Khan
Outstanding National Service Program Award: Cherry Health Community HealthCorps; Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps; RSVP of Otsego County; MARESA AmeriCorps
Outstanding Volunteer Program Award: Memorial HealthCare; Just Speak, Inc.; Flowers for Friends; Friends of the Porcupine Mountains 

2015 WINNERS

Lorraine Knuth- Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     
Debra Howe-Wierenga 
- Volunteer of the Year Award     
Huron Pines
- Outstanding National Service Program Award
Grande Mere Inn - Corporate Community Leader Award
Farmers Insurance of Grand Rapids - Corporate Community Leader Award      
 
 
Tom Hickman  Mentor of the Year  Award     
Clarenda Webb
- Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Cameron Doan 
- Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Hunter Gandee - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

2014 WINNERS
Mary K Hoodhood - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award  
Forgotten Harvest - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     
Gloria Mireles - Volunteer of the Year Award     
RSVP: Your Invitation to Volunteer of Kalamazoo - Outstanding National Service Program Award     
American 1 Credit Union - Corporate Community Leader Award     
Don Gellish -  Mentor of the Year  Award     
Harold Irving - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Mike Funkhouser - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 


2013 WINNERS

Erica Wright - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award     
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     
Barbara Grasso - Volunteer of the Year Award     
The Region IV Area Agency on Aging’s Senior Volunteer Programs - Outstanding National Service Program Award     
Eaton Corporation - Corporate Community Leader Award     
Nicholas Bottomley -  Mentor of the Year  Award     
Yvonne Clark - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Travis McClendon - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 



2012 WINNERS
Judge Edward Sosnick - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award     
Family Literacy Center - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     
Anthony Anderson - Volunteer of the Year Award     
Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Program - Outstanding National Service Program Award     
Amway - Corporate Community Leader Award     
LeeAnn Ludwig  Mentor of the Year  Award     
John Hilliard - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Deonte Lucas - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 

2011 WINNERS
Jacklyn Skinner  - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award     
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     
Cameron Waites - Volunteer of the Year Award     
ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services - Outstanding National Service Program Award     
Monroe Bank & Trust - Corporate Community Leader Award     
Kimle Mitchell  Mentor of the Year  Award     
Joe McCadden - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Walid Azam - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 

2010 WINNERS
Kenneth Whipple  - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award     
Kids' Food Basket   - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     
Kimberly Vernon - Volunteer of the Year Award     
CASA - Children's After School Achievement - Outstanding Mentoring Program Award     
Coleman Engineering Company - Corporate Community Leader Award     
Tyrone Burrell  Mentor of the Year  Award     
Dorothy Young - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Donavan McKinney - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 

2009 WINNERS 
John Duley - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award  
   
South Oakland Shelter  - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award     

Marianne Tanis - Volunteer of the Year Award     
Michigan State University Extension Journey 4-H Youth Mentoring Program - Outstanding Mentoring Program Award     
Yeo and Yeo - Corporate Community Leader Award     
Jonathan Crawford  Mentor of the Year  Award     
William Yaeger - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award     
Marcus Brown - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 

2008 WINNERS 
Louis Herbage  - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award    
Medical Care Access Coalition  - Outstanding Volunteer Program Award    

Leon Judd - Volunteer of the Year Award    
Carson City-Crystal Mentoring Program  - Outstanding Mentoring Program Award    
Great Lakes Capital Fund - Corporate Community Leader Award    
Cary Levy  Mentor of the Year  Award    
Sarah Brooks - Senior Volunteer of the Year Award    
Olivia Thomas - Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 

 

2007 WINNERS 
Lenore Croudy  - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 

Tuesday toolmen  - Exemplary Community Service Program Award 
Doug Heslip - Exemplary Volunteer Service Award 
Winning Futures - Mentoring Solutions  - Innovative Mentoring Program Award 
Comcast Communications, Inc.  - outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award 
Carlas Quinney, Jr. - Outstanding Mentor Award 
Peg Yake  - Senior Volunteer Award of Excellence 
Bridget Gaitor  - Youth Volunteer Award of Excellence 

2006 WINNERS 
Mildred Corey -
 Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award
Wolverine Harley-Davidson HOG Chapter #1332 - Exemplary Community Service Program Award 
Michael McCartan - Exemplary Volunteer Service Award 
AMIGOS Program  - Innovative Mentoring Program Award 
Ford Motor Company - outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award 
Randy Walker, Sr. - Outstanding Mentor Award 
Mary Clay & James Rowlett - Senior Volunteer Awards of Excellence 
Joshua Sharp - Youth Volunteer Award of Excellence 

2005 WINNERS 
Rosemarie Herbert -
 Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award
Eaton Community Hospice - Exemplary Community Service Program Award 
Colleen Brothers - Exemplary Volunteer Service Award 
The Esquire Mentoring and Leadership Program - Innovative Mentoring Program Award 
General Motors Corporation - outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award 
Ron French - Outstanding Mentor Award 
Margaret Ann Riecker - Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy 
Mary Walker - Senior Volunteer Award of Excellence 
Hamilton Harris - Youth Volunteer Award of Excellence 

2004 WINNERS     
Susan LeGalley -
 Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award
Jim Ahceson - Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy 
St. Peter's Free Clinic - Exemplary Community Service Program Award 
Sammye VanDiver - Exemplary Volunteer Service Award 

McCrosky Marketing Communications - outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award 
Cal Steele - outstanding Mentor Award 
Jolynn Miller - Youth Service Award of Excellence 

2003 WINNERS    
Bud Weber -
 Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award
Onekama Consolidated School District - Governor's Service Award 
Nathan Triplett - Governor's Service Award 
Jennifer grima - Youth Service Award of Excellence 

2002 Winners 
The Late James Muir - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Robert Zwiers - Innovative Spirit Award 
Elizabeth Mettler - Adult 19-35 
Shirley Jones - Adult 36-55 
Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Peggy Lawrence Burns - Community Service Program Manager 
ODL, Inc. - Corporation/Business 
Rolling Readers U.S.A., Mid-Michigan Chapter - National Service Program 
Anna Pope, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program  - National Service Program Member 
Gretl Frank - Senior 56 and Older 
Khris Nedam - Service-Learning Educator 
Barbara Reardon - The Arts in Service 
Nora Rose Cooper-Surma - Youth 18 and Younger 
Youth Volunteer Corps of Muskegon - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

2001 Winners 
Adrian Dantzer - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Breast Health Education Speakers - Innovative Spirit Award 
Mark Felice - Adult 19-35 
Philip Gardiepy-Hefner - Adult 36-55 
Kent County Sheriff Department's Victim Service Unit - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Doug Redford - Community Service Program Manager 
Michigan State University Extension - Corporation/Business 
Traverse City Record-Eagle - Media/News Organization 
Copper Country AmeriCorps - National Service Program 
Jim Amos, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program  - National Service Program Member 
Deanna and Floyd Rader - Senior 56 and Older 
Michael Lilly - Service-Learning Educator 
Audrey Klebba-Goodman - The Arts in Service 
Stephanie Grima - Youth 18 and Younger 
Neil E. Reid High School Student Council - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

2000 Winners 
Richard L. Moehl - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Brenda Archambo - Innovative Spirit Award 
Mary Moore - Adult 19-35 
Kevin Elya - Adult 36-55 
Wertz Warriors Snowmobile Endurance Riders - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Vincent Bivins - Community Service Program Manager 
Carpenter's Union Local 1004 - Corporation/Business 
J-Ad Graphics, Inc. - Media/News Organization 
Life Services System/Communities in Schools: Michigan's AmeriCorps - National Service Program 
Gertrude Perry, Foster Grandparent Program  - National Service Program Member 
James Volkema - Senior 56 and Older 
Dr. Orin G. Gelderloos - Service-Learning Educator 
Jane Wilkinson - The Arts in Service 
Annie Spinney - Youth 18 and Younger 
Green Meadow Elementary School Student Government - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

1999 Winners 
Ruth Taylor - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Betsy Stover - Innovative Spirit Award 
Don Doyle - Adult 19-35 
Chris Fluharty - Adult 36-55 
The Dominican Literacy Center - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Clementine Barfield - Community Service Program Manager 
Michael Flora & Associates, Inc. - Corporation/Business 
The Kalamazoo Gazette - Media/News Organization 
The Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program: Michigan's AmeriCorps - National Service Program 
Felecia Saine, Michigan's AmeriCorps  - National Service Program Member 
Victor Pickard - Senior 56 and Older 
Ann Hart - Service-Learning Educator 
The Understudies - The Arts in Service 
Jennifer Molby - Youth 18 and Younger 
Kids Organized Coalition on Temporary Shelter (KoCots) - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

1998 Winners 
Lillian Kumata - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Wyoming Police Department - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Patrol - Innovative Spirit Award 
Officer Gayelord Mankowski - Adult 19-35 
Sister Mary Giovanni - Adult 36-55 
The Frankfort Rotary Club - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Alex Montaner - Community Service Program Manager 
Binson's Home Health Care Centers, Inc. - Corporation/Business 
Helping Hands of WWTV-WWUP TV of Cadillac - Media/News Organization 
Brethren High School Service-Learning Class - National Service Program 
Angela Adams, Michigan's AmeriCorps  - National Service Program Member 
Dorothy Mason - Senior 56 and Older 
Emma DeAngelis - Service-Learning Educator 
The Wild Swan Theater - The Arts in Service 
Garret Russell - Youth 18 and Younger 
The Big Friend Program - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

1997 Winners 
Margery Feliksa - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
The Pere Gabriel Richard Renovation Team - Innovative Spirit Award 
Pam Frasle - Adult 19-35 
Gretchen Michaud - Adult 36-55 
Temple Beth El - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Thomas Rugh - Community Service Program Manager 
Consumers Energy - Corporation/Business 
Action Shopper News of Marquette County - Media/News Organization 
The Every Grandchild by Two - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Kalamazoo - National Service Program 
Sergio Perez, National Direct AmeriCorps - National Service Program Member 
Richard Tupper - Senior 56 and Older 
Sharon Sigler - Service-Learning Educator 
Pat Shaw - The Arts in Service 
Kent Wood - Youth 18 and Younger 
The Detroit Abstinence Partnership - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

1996 Winners 
Vivian Lewis - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Mounir Sharobeem - Innovative Spirit Award 
Robert and Connie Ammick - Adult 
Arab-American and Chaldean Council - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Donna DeButts - Community Service Program Manager 
Hamilton Chevrolet-Geo, The Hamilton Group - Corporation/Business 
Literacy Volunteers of America-Capital Area Literacy Coalition AmeriCorps VISTA - National Service Program 
Jane Marie Coon, National Direct AmeriCorps - National Service Program Member 
Catheryn Sirk - Senior 56 and Older 
Kimberly Kessler - Service-Learning Educator 
Jonathan Snyder - Youth 18 and Younger 
Walled Lake Western Student Council - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

1995 Winners 
Reverend William Coppage - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Herbert Start - Innovative Spirit Award 
Carol Powell - Adult 
Junior League of Kalamazoo - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Marty Plender - Community Service Program Manager 
Hamilton Chevrolet-Geo, The Hamilton Group - Corporation/Business 
Michelle Hartley, Michigan's AmeriCorps  - National Service Program Member 
Rose Bell - Senior 56 and Older 
Fatima Plater - Service-Learning Educator 
Gina Garza - Youth 18 and Younger 
Kids Healing Kids - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization 

1994 Winners 
Shirlee Whittaker - Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award 
Christina Jose-Kampfner - Innovative Spirit Award 
Jeanette Morrison-Marks - Adult 
Save Our Sons and Daughters (SOSAD) - Adult Service Club/Civic Organization 
Anthony Bauer - Community Service Program Manager 
Consumers Powers Company - Corporation/Business 
Elizabeth Upjohn - Senior 56 and Older 
Nancy Miller - Service-Learning Educator 
Jamal Edwards - Youth 18 and Younger 
LaSallian Youth of De La Salle Collegiate High School - Youth Service Club/Civic Organization