GWB Michigan Week Nominations

2018 Awards Nominations

You are invited to nominate recipients for awards to be presented at the 2018 Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast. Below are award categories and award nomination opportunities. All nominations are due by March 2, 2018. All nominees must have lived, worked, volunteered, or attended school in Greater West Bloomfield in the prior year. Previous award winners are ineligible for the same category and all recognition is based on individual or group nonpartisan voluntary service. Honorees will be selected by the Awards Committee.

Hidden Treasures Honor Roll

Leaders of Greater West Bloomfield organizations – businesses, clubs, faith community congregations, nonprofits, public agencies and schools – are invited to enroll a volunteer in the Hidden Treasures Honor Roll. This recognition is noncompetitive. Each nominating organization is required to purchase a breakfast registration for the individual enrolled in the Honor Roll and one additional organization representative.


Community Achievement Award

The Community Achievement Award will honor community organizations for a project or endeavor that brings together a number of people or organizations to accomplish something to benefit the greater community. They are volunteer organizations that come together to make their community better for all residents. There will be no more than one (1) honoree each selected from Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield and no more than one (1) multi-jurisdictional organizational.


Environmental Stewardship Award

This award salutes local caretakers of our planet’s natural resources. The recipient(s) of this award routinely engage in exceptional education outreach and/or initiatives that protect the environment. Leaders in environmental stewardship are passionate about conservation and guardianship of our land, air, and water resources. This is a competitive recognition and at least two awards will be granted in this category.


Lifetime Volunteer Leadership Award

The Lifetime Leadership Award salutes an individual who makes a special contribution to the community through dedicated leadership on projects that benefit the community at large.  The recipient is a volunteer who works to further the cultural, civic, educational, or spiritual aspects within the community.  The volunteer acts of this individual go beyond the call of duty and is not carried out as an employee or owner of a business.


Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award
– GROUP

Honors one person who (1) serves Greater West Bloomfield (Cities of Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield Township) in a voluntary and/or professional capacity and (2) demonstrates that advocacy and education of youth has played a significant role during the individual’s lifetime and also meets criteria A through E:

A. Model visionary leadership.
B. Contribute to building a more inclusive society.
C. Be recognized for sustained impact upon the community.
D. Create effective partnerships on behalf of youth.
E. Motivate others to strive for professional excellence.


Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award
– INDIVIDUAL

Honors one person who (1) serves Greater West Bloomfield (Cities of Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield Township) in a voluntary and/or professional capacity and (2) demonstrates that advocacy and education of youth has played a significant role during the individual’s lifetime and also meets criteria A through E

A. Model visionary leadership.
B. Contribute to building a more inclusive society.
C. Be recognized for sustained impact upon the community.
D. Create effective partnerships on behalf of youth.
E. Motivate others to strive for professional excellence.