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Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

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Nominating Process Begins Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10, Wichita and Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to nominate public employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 29th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public School employees who exhibit the highest standard of service.

The nomination process continues through 5 p.m., March 10. Nomination forms are available in the City Manager’s Office, the County Communications Office and Wichita Public Schools Marketing & Communications Office. Nomination forms can be printed from the City’s homepage at and turned in at the City Manager’s Office – City Hall 13th Floor, 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202. Nominations will also be accepted online from the following link:​

Each honoree will receive $2,500. The Excellence in Public Service Award is designed to highlight public sector employees who go beyond the call of duty. Nominees should demonstrate the following attributes:

  • 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.

Honorees are selected by an eight-member committee, comprised of public and private sector members. Winners are surprised at work by their supervisors, colleagues, awards committee members and the media in coordinated visits. Recipients are later honored at a reception attended by family, friends and co-workers. The Excellence in Public Service Award is sponsored by the DeVore Foundation and KSN.

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