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2019 ServeMontana Awards

The Governor's Office of Community Service and the Montana Commission on Community Service are proud to present the 2019 ServeMontana Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize individuals of all ages and backgrounds who, through their dedication and commitment to community service, have greatly enhanced civic life in Montana. Those selected for the award were honored during ceremony in Helena on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Capitol.

2019 ServeMontana Awards program booklet


2019 ServeMontana Awards Recipients


  • Neil Weare,  Missoula
  • Karen Grosz, Billings
  • Jackie Bird, St. Marie
  • Gary Peterson, Great Falls
  • Bill Gillespie, Toston


  • Rose Park Elementary PTA, Billings
  • Augusta Ambulance, Augusta


2019 ServeMontana Award recipients and their families with Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock, Director Dan Ritter, and Commission Chair Kevin Myhre


Nomination Information

Each year, we invite you to nominate individuals and organizations who:

  1. Volunteer in ways that cause a lasting change in people's lives.
  2. Demonstrate a strong commitment to serving their community.
  3. Engage in service that greatly benefits others.
  4. Exhibit leadership in their service.
  5. Represent determination and perseverance.

These awards represent the best in positive community change through service, volunteerism and community leadership.


The public is encouraged to nominate individuals of all ages and backgrounds, organizations, and groups. All services must be performed in Montana or by Montanans and all nominations MUST be submitted during the nomination period - nominations submitted through other means will not be accepted.

Current AmeriCorps and VISTA members are not eligible for the ServeMontana Award.


The Montana Commission on Community Service, a Governor-appointed body dedicated to promoting service in Montana, select the award winners.


Nominations typically open in early January and close at the end of March.