Michigan community members who stepped forward during the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work. The Michigan Community Service Commission is accepting nominations from communities throughout the state for the 2021 Governor\u2019s Service Awards, which will take place virtually on Jan. 12, 2022. \u201cThere are Michiganders in every county who dedicated their time and resources to help neighbors and build up their communities through the pandemic,\u201d Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. \u201cThe Governor\u2019s Service Awards are a small token of our appreciation and recognition of Michiganders who went above and beyond, and I encourage everyone to nominate someone who lifted others up during the pandemic and had a hand in making Michigan stronger and more resilient.\u201d This year\u2019s awards recognize the hard work put forth by individuals, organizations and businesses for their efforts to support food, healthcare, education and more during the past year. \u201cIt will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges we have overcome throughout the pandemic and celebrate those individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to make a difference,\u201d Michigan Community Service Commission Executive Director Ginna Holmes said in a statement yesterday. To nominate members of your community, visit MiHeroesProject.org. Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 3, 2021.