Program pays tribute to volunteers


  The Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with First Lady Nancy Schweitzer and the Montana Commission on Community Service, is accepting nominations for the 2012 ServeMontana Awards, ReadyMontana Awards and First Lady’s Math and Science Awards. Nominations are due December 21, 2011.

  Presented in February, these annual awards recognize outstanding Montana individuals, organizations and national service members committed to community and volunteer service.
“All over Montana people are volunteering and giving back to their communities in amazing ways,” said Jan Lombardi, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service. “We ask the public to help us recognize these inspiring individuals.”
 
• The ServeMontana Awards are for service and volunteer work in the areas of education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, veterans & military families, and economic opportunity.
• The ReadyMontana Awards are for service specifically related to disaster services, emergency preparedness and emergency response.
• The First Lady’s Math and Science Awards are for outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses that promote math and science education in Montana.
There will be more than one award presented in each category.
Individuals of all ages and backgrounds, organizations, and groups are eligible for nomination. Nominees must have performed their volunteer service in Montana and may not be salaried for the services performed.
  Visit serve.mt.gov online for more information.

Published Dec. 7, 2011

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