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2019 Governor's Service Awards to be held Sept. 5 in Detroit

The Michigan Community Service Commission is pleased to announce that the 2019 Governor's Service Awards will be held Sept. 5 at the Detroit Opera House.

Please join community leaders, corporate sponsors, legislators and others throughout the state to pay tribute to the individuals and organizations that have contributed to the vitality of Michigan. Your presence will help us celebrate the caring spirit that is prevalent in our state and show your support to those who make a difference by addressing some of the most challenging issues that face our communities.

We are working through the final stages of our awards process. Nominators and winners will be notified by the end of July. Winners will be then be announced publicly soon after.

More details coming soon.

The Governor’s Service Awards were previously held at the Detroit Opera House in 2017. Last year the ceremony took place at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.

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. The Governor’s Service Awards were launched by Gov. John Engler in 1992 and maintained by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm and Gov. Rick Snyder during their terms in office.

The Governor's Service Awards ceremony is an annual statewide recognition event acknowledging the contributions made by Michigan volunteers. The event is coordinated by the Michigan Community Service Commission the state’s lead agency on volunteerism and strives to engage all Michigan residents in volunteerism to address critical community challenges.