Annapolis, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism today opened nominations for the 5th Annual Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards.
“Black History Month offers an opportunity to recognize African Americans in Maryland who go above and beyond in the name of service,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “I encourage all Marylanders to take time to reflect on the invaluable contributions of African American leaders and citizens to our state and our nation.”
The awards ceremony recognizes Maryland-based, African American (or of the African diaspora) individuals or organizations that are founded upon and exemplify exceptional service to Maryland communities. Recipients will be announced during an awards ceremony next month at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis.
“This year, we will mark the 200th birthday of abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman,” said Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “Her tenacity and spirit of selflessness live on through individuals and groups who dedicate themselves to acts of service and work to uplift and unite our communities. The Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards is a great opportunity to recognize them and highlight how they are making a difference in Maryland.”
Selection for the awards is based on nominations from the public reflecting the highest degree of volunteer commitment, service, and transformative impact in the community.
For more information about the Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards and to submit a nomination, visit gosv.maryland.gov/blackhistorymonth. The deadline for nominations is January 26, 2022. The event will be held on February 25, 2022.