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2020 Governor's Service Awards Postponed

Governor's Service Awards winners

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Community Service Commission has postponed the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards, scheduled for June 18.

The Michigan Community Service Commission plans to re-examine possibilities for recognition and celebration in the future. Staff and Commissioners are excited to invite you to celebrate volunteerism in our great state once it is safe to do so. You can continue to find ways to serve by visiting

Thank you for your continued support of volunteerism in Michigan.

The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the governor to individuals, organizations and businesses to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteerism. This event is hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Since 1994, Michigan's Governor has 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 Michigan Community Service Commission strives to engage all Michigan residents in volunteerism to address critical community challenges. For more information, visit