Michiganders to be recognized for pandemic efforts at 2021 Governor's Service Awards

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FILE—Gov. Whitmer and the state of Michigan will be recognizing community members and organizations for their hard work during the past year.

FILE—Gov. Whitmer and the state of Michigan will be recognizing community members and organizations for their hard work during the past year.

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Michigan community members who stepped forward during the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work.

The Michigan Community Service Commission is accepting nominations from communities throughout the state for the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards, which will take place virtually on Jan. 12, 2022.

“There are Michiganders in every county who dedicated their time and resources to help neighbors and build up their communities through the pandemic,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. “The Governor’s Service Awards are a small token of our appreciation and recognition of Michiganders who went above and beyond, and I encourage everyone to nominate someone who lifted others up during the pandemic and had a hand in making Michigan stronger and more resilient.”

This year’s awards recognize the hard work put forth by individuals, organizations and businesses for their efforts to support food, healthcare, education and more during the past year.

“It will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges we have overcome throughout the pandemic and celebrate those individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to make a difference,” Michigan Community Service Commission Executive Director Ginna Holmes said in a statement yesterday.

To nominate members of your community, visit MiHeroesProject.org. Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 3, 2021.