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Director of the Bureau of Human Resources to Host 32nd Governor's Service Awards Ceremony

April 16th, 2018

Augsta, ME -- On Monday, April 23 at 10:00am Joyce Oreskovich, Director of the Buruea of Human  Resources, will preside over the 32nd ceremony in honor of the Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism.

Since 1986, the Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism have celebrated and recognized the exemplary work of Maine's most dedicated citizens. At the same time, the awards seek to inspire others to follow in the footsteps of those recognized. Founded during Governor McKernon's administration, the program has continued uninterrupted. It is managed on behalf of the Office of the Governor by the Maine Commission for Community Service. This is the 32nd anniversary of these awards. Joyce Oreskovich, Director of the Bureau of Human Resources, will be presenting the awards.

There will be four recipients of the Governor’s Service Awards at this ceremony. The Outstanding Nonprofit Volunteer Program award will be presented to an organization from Freeport. The Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to a man from Brunswick. The Youth Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to a young woman from Phillips. And lastly, the National Service Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to a man from Ellsworth.

The awards ceremony will take place at the State House in the Hall of Flags, Augusta, ME.

 FMI contact Cecily Cook, Planning and Research Associate, Maine Commission for Community Service; 207-624-7803; cecily.cook@maine.gov .