Philadelphia Nominations for the Mayor’s Day of Service Awards

Philadelphia Nominations for the Mayor’s Day of Service Awards

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Philadelphia PA – In celebration of the 5th Annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services (OCEVS) is accepting nominations for the Mayor’s Day of Service recognition. Mayor Jim Kenney and OCEVS are encouraging residents to nominate persons committed to service and creating a positive impact in Philadelphia.Philadelphia PA – In celebration of the 5th Annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services (OCEVS) is accepting nominations for the Mayor’s Day of Service recognition. Mayor Jim Kenney and OCEVS are encouraging residents to nominate persons committed to service and creating a positive impact in Philadelphia.

“I’m excited to participate in the 5th Annual Mayors Day or service and recognize our national service program participants that serve in various ways to alleviate the effects of poverty throughout the city,” said Stephanie Monahon, Chief Service Officer for OCEVS “This year we’re also looking to honor everyday Philadelphians, recognized among their neighbors and loved ones as, ’Philly Heroes’ and great examples of giving back.”

The Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition is an opportunity to spotlight the key role that service plays in solving local problems and challenges. This day will highlight the impact of community service, feature the work of nonprofit and national service groups, and inspire more Philadelphians to serve in their communities.

The 2017 Award Categories are as follows:

Mayor’s Philly Hero Award will be awarded to a Philadelphia resident of who has made a unique contribution to the city through service.
Mayor’s Distinguished National Service Award is for a resident currently serving in AmeriCorps or Senior Corps.
Mayor’s Distinguished National Service Alum Award will recognize a resident who is an alumna of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps or Peace Corps.

OCEVS is accepting nominations through Friday, March 3rd, The Philadelphia Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition is a part of a national effort led by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service. On this day, mayors and county officials will hold public events and use traditional and social media to highlight the value of national service to the nation’s cities and counties. In 2016, 3,539 elected officials representing more than 178 million Americans participated in the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service.

For more information regarding OCEVS, visit serve.phila.gov

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