LANSING, Mich.— State Sen. Marty Knollenberg on Wednesday announced that the 2015 Governor’s Service Award is taking nominations.

“Michigan is full of civic-minded individuals, and these special people deserve the proper recognition,” said Knollenberg, R-Troy. “The Governor’s Service Award provides Michiganders with this opportunity, and I would like the great residents of the 13th District to be well-represented.”

The fifth annual Governor’s Service Award will honor individuals who unselfishly work to feed the hungry, mentor and tutor children, assist the elderly, improve the environment or perform another critical volunteer service. Knollenberg said he encourages his constituents to take the time to nominate worthy recipients for recognition at this year’s awards ceremony in June.

“Michigan is home to many caring, selfless and talented individuals who give their personal time and talents to improve the lives of their fellow Michiganders,” Knollenberg said. “Through caring acts of service and with an unending ‘do-something’ spirit, our state’s volunteers strengthen neighborhoods, improve our communities and increase opportunities for our youth, making Michigan a place we are proud to call home.”

For a nomination form for the 2015 Governor’s Service Award, visit the Michigan Community Service Commission website at, call the MCSC at 517-335-4295, or call Sen. Knollenberg’s office at 517-373-2523.