2016 Outstanding Commissioner – Carolyn Bloodworth

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Carolyn Bloodworth (left) and Kaira Esgate, CEO of ASC (right).

Carolyn Bloodworth of the Michigan Community Service Commission recently received an Outstanding Commissioner award as part of the America’s Service Commissions 2016 Innovation and Leadership Awards.

The award recognizes the accomplishments and leadership of state service commission staff, commissioners and service programs throughout the country.

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm appointed Bloodworth to serve as a commissioner of the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) in 2008 and Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her for two more terms. Bloodworth served as chair of the commission for five years from 2011 until 2015. Her service will end in October.

The Michigan Community Service Commission utilizes service as a strategy to address the state’s most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities.

“Carolyn has been an incredible advocate of national service and volunteerism,” MCSC Executive Director Ginna Holmes said. “Her leadership has made a tremendous impact across Michigan and she has helped the state use service to meet critical community needs.”

Bloodworth, of Jackson, is a 35-year employee of Consumers Energy and currently serves as secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation and the CMS Energy Foundation. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the foundations, Bloodworth is also director of Corporate Giving and Education for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy.

“We’re pleased to present Carolyn Bloodworth with this honor,” said Kaira Esgate, CEO of America’s Service Commissions. “Carolyn’s service is a testament to the importance of board leadership and community partnerships.”

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