Now Accepting Applications for Governorís Hometown Awards
Recognition program applications due August 1st

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[June 19, 2017]    SPRINGFIELD Ė The Serve Illinois Commission is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the Governorís Hometown Awards program. The program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their communityís quality of life through projects that have strong volunteer support, meet a need, and make a definitive impact.

Serve Illinois, the Governorís Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, is excited to be able to tie the Governorís Hometown Awards to its mission to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the state. Adding the Governorís Hometown Awards, which recognizes community projects, to Serve Illinoisí existing Governorís Volunteer Service Awards, which recognizes individual volunteer efforts, will only strengthen volunteer recognition throughout Illinois.

Interested townships, villages, cities, and counties can apply now through August 1, 2017 for projects that use volunteers in their communities for the period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. For additional information regarding program criteria and the application process, please visit www.Serve. Illinois.gov.

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The Serve Illinois Commission is a 40-member (25 voting and 15 non-voting), bipartisan board appointed by the Governor and administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the State.

[Scott McFarland, Serve Illinois]

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