Oustanding Young Michigander/Distinguished Service Award

Keith Lakatosh, President, 248-854-8446

It is that time of year again to nominate community members for the Outstanding Young Michigander and Distinguished Service Awards.

The Michigan Jaycee Outstanding Young Michigander program was started in 1955 to recognize outstanding community leaders age 21 and 40 years old from around the state of Michigan. The program honors up to a total of ten (10) individuals annually that is made up of up to five (5) Outstanding Young Michiganders (OYM) and up to five (5) Distinguished Service Awards (DSA), one in each of the following categories: Outstanding Young Religious Leader, Educator, Public Safety Officer, Government Leader and Farmer.

It is not required that the nominee or nominator be a member of the Jaycees. A local chapter may nominate only one (1) person for each DSA category. Each Michigan Jaycees chapter is limited to no more than two (2) OYM nominations. See Nomination Form below for details on the submissions process.


Anyone is eligible as long as they are of Jaycee age. If you are interested in nominating someone for one of these distinguished awards please contact me. Nomination submissions are due to the state by June 15th.

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