CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin still is seeking nominations for the 2007 Governor's Service Awards.

The Governor's Service Award recognizes the outstanding volunteer service of individuals, families, organizations, or businesses in West Virginia. Manchin will present the awards at a banquet ceremony on July 11 during the state volunteer conference in Charleston.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

This year, Volunteer West Virginia Inc. will honor the award recipients by donating $500 from private funds to a West Virginia charitable organization of their choice. Any individual, organization, group, family, or business in West Virginia actively engaged in voluntary service benefiting the state may be nominated.

There still is time to recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to community service in West Virginia by submitting a nomination form for the 2007 Governor's Service Awards.

Visit www.volunteerwv.org for more information and complete guidelines or contact Moya Doneghy at the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service at (304) 558-0111 or 1-800-WV-HELPS.

The West Virginia Commission for National & Community Service is a state agency dedicated to promoting the spirit of volunteerism throughout West Virginia by enabling West Virginians of all ages to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism.

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