Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DENVER – Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards.

The Governor’s Service Awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, various organizations, and AmeriCorps members for their outstanding contribution to volunteerism and service throughout the State of Colorado.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. The awards will be presented at a special awards ceremony at the Colorado State Capitol on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Outstanding Volunteer: Given in recognition to an individual who provides outstanding direct service to their community.

Outstanding Veteran Volunteer: Presented to a veteran from any branch of military service who has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism, community service, and civic engagement.

Outstanding Community Leader: Given in recognition to an individual that provides  outstanding leadership, organization, and inspiration to volunteerism in their community.

Outstanding Nonprofit Organization: Given to a non-profit organization that has made outstanding impacts on Colorado communities.

Outstanding AmeriCorps State/National Member: Given to a currently serving AmeriCorps State/National Member or an AmeriCorps State/National member that has served within the last year who is an extraordinary example of the spirit of AmeriCorps.

Outstanding AmeriCorps VISTA Member:  Given to a currently serving AmeriCorps VISTA Member or to an AmeriCorps VISTA member that has served within the last year who is an extraordinary example of the spirit of AmeriCorps.

Outstanding AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Member: Given to a currently serving AmeriCorps NCCC Member or to an AmeriCorps NCCC member that has served within the last year who is an extraordinary example of the Spirit of AmeriCorps.

Outstanding Senior Corps Volunteer: Given to a currently serving Senior Corps volunteer or to a Senior Corps volunteer that has served within the last year who is an extraordinary example of the Spirit of Senior Corps.

Outstanding AmeriCorps Alumni: Recognizes the exceptional impact of a Colorado AmeriCorps Alumni, whose commitment to embody service beyond their term of AmeriCorps service, continues to bring about positive community change.

Outstanding Returning Peace Corps Volunteer: Recognizes a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer for their ongoing work and exceptional contributions towards service in their community.

Nominations must be submitted online at www.servecolorado.org. For more information on the Governor’s Service Awards or Serve Colorado, please contact Serve Colorado at 303-866-2524 or lindsay.dolce@state.co.us.

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