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Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$75 – $5000

Join us and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards. The annual celebration recognizes citizens throughout the State for their outstanding contributions to the public service, echoing the words of President Kennedy, “Let the public service be a proud and lively career.” This year’s golden anniversary awards represent a proud tribute to some of our State’s finest citizens.

EVENT SPEAKERS
– Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
– Michael P. Moses, President, Virgin Galactic

The 2019 Award Winners (Alphabetically)

  • Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Sanjeev Arora of Albuquerque

  • David Campbell of Rio Rancho

  • John Heaton of Carlsbad

  • Joe Mauderly of Albuquerque

  • Tammi Moe of Gallup

  • Debbi Moore of Las Cruces

  • Alicia Ortega of Pojoaque Pueblo

  • Kyle Rhodes of Farmington/Bloomfield

  • Eliseo “Cheo” Torres of Albuquerque

  • Pat Vincent-Collawn of Albuquerque.

History of the Awards

The Awards began in the 1960’s when it became increasingly difficult to recruit the highest levels of talent for government service. In response, the National Civil Service League initiated a program to recognize outstanding service by both public employees and private citizens who volunteer their time to the public service. At the invitation of Dr. Albert H. Rosenthal, former Professor of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, the awards were brought to our State and then Governor Cargo and the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards were born.

The primary objective of the awards is to recognize outstanding contributions to the public service and to the improvement of the government at all levels by both government employees and private citizens. The awards recognize and celebrate the role of civic leaders in improved government while encouraging the highest levels of excellence in the pursuit of public service. Ultimately, the Awards heighten awareness and appreciation of public service achieving President’s Kennedy’s goal of drawing the best and brightest to all levels of public service.

Awards are given in four categories: 

  • Federal Government and National Laboratories

  • State Government and Universities

  • Local and Native American/Navajo Government

  • Business and Civic

Please join us in honoring this year’s awardees.

Read more about the winners in the Albuquerque Journal: https://www.abqjournal.com/1376794/govs-nm-distinguished-public-service-awards-winner-announced.html

NMDPSA IS A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT. ALL FUNDS RAISED BY NMDPSA ARE DONATED TO NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITIES AS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS PURSUING AN EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SERVICE FIELDS. WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPERATIVE TO DEVELOP AND ENCOURAGE LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP AT ALL LEVELS.

Details

Date:
November 13
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$75 – $5000
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/governors-new-mexico-distinguished-public-service-awards-tickets-75904423173

Organizer

New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards
Website:
http://www.nmpdsa.com/

Venue

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Road Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87109 United States
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