Now Accepting Applications for
Governorís Hometown Awards
Recognition program applications due
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[June 19, 2017]
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
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]