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Governor’s Office 2022 Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards


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 The deadline for nominations is January 26, 2022. The event will be held on February 25, 2022.


About the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism 
The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is dedicated to supporting the mission of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve our neighbors in need. This coordinating office funds AmeriCorps programs supporting disaster relief, economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, public safety, health, and the environment in Maryland. A unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, it has honored nearly 100,000 Maryland volunteers on behalf of Governor Hogan. Learn more by visiting our website at and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.