Written by The Herald-News
The Governor’s Office of Community Service and the Montana Commission on Community Service is now accepting nominations for the 2014 ServeMontana Awards.
Presented in February, these annual awards recognize outstanding Montana individuals, organizations and national service members committed to community and volunteer service.
“Montanans deserve to be recognized for the impactful work they are doing in local communities,” said Dan Ritter, director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service. “The ServeMontana Awards provide an opportunity for volunteers to share their stories and inspire others.”
The ServeMontana Awards are for service and volunteer work in the areas of education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, veterans and military families, economic opportunity, disaster services, emergency preparedness and emergency response.
The nomination form is available to download at serve.mt.gov.
All nominations for the 2014 awards must be submitted to the Governor’s Office of Community Service by Dec. 2.
The awards will be presented during a ServeMontana Award ceremony open to the public in February in Helena.
The public is encouraged to nominate individuals of all ages and backgrounds, organizations and groups. All services must be performed in Montana or by Montanans.
The Governor-appointed Montana Commission on Community Service was created in 1993 to renew the ethic of civic responsibility in the state and to encourage citizens, regardless of age and income, to engage in service.
The Governor’s Office of Community Service expands and promotes national service and volunteerism in Montana and engages citizens in service and emergency preparedness.