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Nominations accepted now for public employee excellence

Nominations accepted now for public employee excellence

By Marc LaVoie. CREATED Feb 10, 2014

Local government organizations are continuing a 27-year tradition with the Excellence in Public Service Awards.

Residents of Wichita and Sedgwick County are encouraged to nominate public employees for the awards, which recognize outstanding employees of the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools.

Nominations began on Monday and will continue through 5 p.m., March 10. Nomination forms are available in the City Manager’s Office, the County Communications Office and USD 259’s Marketing and Communications Office. Nomination forms also are available at and may be submitted online.

Winners will each receive $2,500.

Organizers say nominees should demonstrate the following:

Exemplary performance that has contributed to the public interest, innovative problem-solving skills that have improved service delivery, adherence to high ethical standards in carrying out job responsibilities and a record of community involvement through participation in civic organizations.

 The Excellence in Public Service Award is sponsored by the DeVore Foundation and KSN.