Today is deadline for Governor's Service Awards nominations
Today is the deadline for nominations for the Governor's Service Awards, according to an announcement by a commissioner on an Illinois state commission on volunteerism and community service.
Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Commissioner Char Foss-Eggemann is looking for nominees for this year's service awards. The bipartisan, governor-appointed commission is looking for individual volunteers in six categories: Adult (19-54 years old), AmeriCorps member (member of an Illinois AmeriCorps national service program), Business (a for-profit company), Senior (55 years old plus), Senior Corps Members [55 years old plus that are members of the national service programs Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) or Senior Companion Program (SCP)], and Youth (18 or younger).
This year marks the awards' 10th anniversary.
A panel of Illinois judges, including Foss-Eggemann, will select the 30 recipients: A recipient will be selected for each category in each of the Commission's five regions.
Today is the last day to submit nomination forms. Anyone who would like to nominate may visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019GVSA or submit a typed application by mail, e-mail, fax or hand delivery to Serve Illinois Commission, Attn: Volunteer Service Awards Committee, Illinois Department of Public Health, 422 S. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62701; DPH.ServeIllinois@Illinois.gov; fax, 217-524-2260.