INDIANAPOLIS — The term ‘Hoosier hospitality’ wasn’t coined lightly.
“Generations of Hoosiers have been contributing to their communities,” said Gov. Mitch Daniels. “There is never a task too great or a job too small, I am constantly reminded of the positive impact that volunteers make on the quality of life for our neighbors.”
To recognize such selfless contributions of Hoosier individuals, communities, organizations and businesses, the Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the SAVI Community Information System seek nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Service Awards.
The Governor’s Service Awards are Indiana’s most prestigious award for volunteer service. The 2012 honorees will be recognized for outstanding volunteer contributions to causes such as healthcare, neighborhood revitalization, youth and senior activities, the arts, education, justice, housing, nutrition and social services.
The ceremony will be held Oct. 1, 2012, at the Governor’s Residence in Indianapolis. All Governor’s Service Award recipients will receive a free consultation from Bohlsen Group, a strategic public relations, marketing and advertising agency in Indianapolis and a sponsor of the Governor’s Service Awards.
The awards are divided into eight service categories:
- Corporate Service
- Faith-Based Volunteer
- Exemplary Service Learning
- Youth Volunteer
- Lifetime Achievement Volunteer
- National Service Member
The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 27, 2012.