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2023 ServeMontana Awards open with new categories

Award honors community members committed to service and volunteerism

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News from the Governor’s Office of Community Service

HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service has announced it is accepting nominations for the annual ServeMontana Awards, with new award distinctions.

In partnership with Montana’s Credit Unions, this award recognizes Montana citizens who embody a strong commitment to others through community volunteerism, exhibit leadership through serving, and impact change outside of paid employment. The public is encouraged to nominate individuals and service groups of all ages and backgrounds across Montana. All service must be performed in Montana and by Montanans. Applications are due April 2, 2023.

“Each year, it is an honor to recognize great Montanans with the ServeMontana Awards. We are excited to present a fresh slate of categories for 2023 and look forward to citizens nominating their friends and neighbors who give compassionately to others across Montana.” said Sarah R. Sadowski, Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service.

2023 Individual nominee categories include:

- Youth (17 years old and younger)

- Young Adult (18 to 25 years old)

- Engaged Citizen (26+ years old)

- Lifetime Achievement (55+ or posthumous)

- Veteran or current Military Personnel

- AmeriCorps Alum (State & National, VISTA, or NCCC)

2023 Group nominee categories include:

- Group Service Award (nonprofit, faith-based, general): A team of people who positively impact their community through meaningful volunteer service.

- Business Service Award (small, mid-size, large, entrepreneur/ partnership, enterprise/ corporation): A business that has made an impact through community volunteerism or has a record of supporting volunteerism through policies and practices.

To learn more or submit a nomination, visit or go to Selected awardees will be honored at a ceremony at the State Capitol in June.

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