Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer in Livonia!


Do you know of an outstanding volunteer deserving of community recognition? Nominate him or her for the Livonia Observer’s First Citizen or Outstanding Youth award for 2014 by filling out this form.

The deadline to nominate someone is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

The recipients will be honored Thursday, Feb. 20, at the annual Leadership and Awards Celebration presented by the Observer and the Livonia Chamber of Commerce at Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center.

The First Citizen Award recognizes a local person for outstanding volunteer community service. Nominators should highlight the nominee’s community service and the impact on the community.

The 2013 First Citizen was Charlie Mahoney, who has volunteered in the Livonia community for three decades, serving the Livonia Family YMCA, Livonia Symphony Orchestra, Livonia Chamber of Commerce and Livonia Community Foundation, among other organizations.

The Outstanding Youth Award recognizes a local student for outstanding volunteer community service. Students must live in the city or attend a Livonia public or parochial school.

Learn more about these awards.

Email nominations to Karen Smith at, fax them to her attention at 313-223-3318 or mail them to her at the Livonia Observer, 615 W. Lafayette, Second Level, Detroit MI 48226. Include your name and contact information. For questions, you can reach Karen at 313-222-2098.

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