Volunteers, we see you. We see the support you provide to others, the time you commit to deserving organizations and the selflessness you exude. Now is the time for your efforts to be brought into focus.Help the Macomb County Board of Commissioners show gratitude toward the deserving volunteers in your life by nominating them to be recognized at the 31st annual Volunteer Recognition Program. In addition to recognizing those who live in Macomb County who have volunteered their time, or those who live outside the County but volunteer here, the Board will also honor a special individual with the newly created “Senior Volunteer of the Year” award. The recipient of the Senior Volunteer of the Year award must have volunteered in the community since the age 60, along with the other criteria for the overall award program. Criteria for an individual to be honored at the Volunteer of the Year Award program includes:
- Volunteering at least 150 hours in 2019
- Being at least 18 years of age and 60 years of age for the Senior award
- Being a resident of Macomb County or volunteering in Macomb County
- Not having received this award in the last 5 years
Nominations forms for the 2020 Board of Commissioner Volunteer Recognition Program must be received by 5 p.m. on March 6. The application information can be found here.
2020 Census: All You Need to Know
Key Facts About the Census:
- Self-responding for the Census begins March 23, 2020 and you can respond online, by phone or through a paper questionnaire.
- The Census provides a comprehensive picture of our nation that helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding will flow into Michigan and its communities.
- When you respond to the Census your answers are kept anonymous and private information is never published.
Have more questions on the 2020 Census? Join the American Society of Public Administrators-Detroit Chapter for a free event tomorrow, Feb. 20, to learn about its local impact, how to fill it out and any other questions that you may have. The information obtained from the 2020 Census will impact us all for the next decade so take a moment to learn just how important the Census is.This event will feature the following panelists, including members from the County’s Census Counts group:
- Liz Vogel: Clinton Township Deputy Supervisor, “Count on Macomb”
- Xuan Liu: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Director of Research, “Southeast Michigan Counts!”
- Zaineb Hussein: Executive Director of Wayne United
Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the program taking place between 6-7:15 p.m. The event is being held at Environmental Interpretive Center at University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn.
Casual Days: Meals on Wheels
Casual Days: February 7, 14, 21, 28
The Meals on Wheels program allows more than 1,700 of Macomb County’s vulnerable population to receive warm meals on a regular basis. This program not only ensures the County’s frail and homebound senior citizens receive a nutritious meal, but it also gives them an opportunity to interact with a friendly face. While your Casual Day donations will support this program, which is locally organized by the Macomb County Action Office of Senior Services, volunteers are also always needed. Routes are delivered Monday – Friday typically between 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are allowed to select their own meal pick-up site and deliver meals within their own community. To register as a MOW volunteer or for more information, contact Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services at (586) 469-5228 or fill out the registration form online.