GWB Michigan Week Nominations

2017 Awards Nominations

You are invited to nominate recipients for awards to be presented at the 2017 Michigan Week Breakfast. Below are award categories and award nomination opportunities. All nominations are due by March 17, 2017.  The guidelines are:  All nominees must live, work, volunteer, or attend school in Greater West Bloomfield (GWB).  Previous award winners are ineligible for the same category and all recognition is based on individual or group nonpartisan voluntary service. The Community Achievement Award, Environmental Stewardship Award, Dr. Seymour Gretchko Award, and Lifetime Volunteer Leadership Award are competitive award categories. Honorees will be selected by the Awards Committee.

Returning this year: Environmental Stewardship Award

Description: The Environmental Stewardship 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.


Hidden Treasures Honor Roll

The leadership of each business, club, faith community, nonprofit, public agency or school is invited to enroll one (1) volunteer in the Honor Roll. This recognition is noncompetitive.   Each individual enrolled will receive a special commendation on the day of the Breakfast; all “Hidden Treasures” will be acknowledged together as a group. Each nominating organization is required to purchase a breakfast ticket for the individual enrolled in the Honor Roll.


Youth Volunteer Leadership Award

The Youth Volunteer Leadership nominee, one student each, will be selected by the Superintendents of Bloomfield Hills Schools, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, and the West Bloomfield School District and the Head Masters of the Frankel Jewish Academy and Orchard Lake St. Mary and the Principal of Our Lady of Refuge.  We encourage others to consider recognizing young leaders as a part of the Hidden Treasures Honor Roll or making their school counselor aware of their civic contributions.


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.


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.


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.


Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award
– GROUP

Honors one organization, institution, business, organized group or association which (1) serves Greater West Bloomfield and (2) demonstrates that advocacy and education of youth has played a significant role in its operations 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.