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Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

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Nominating Process Begins Today

Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 32nd year, the award recognizes employees from City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools who exhibit the highest standard of service.

The nomination process continues through 5 p.m., Feb. 28. Nomination forms are available in the City Manager’s Office, the County Manager’s Office and Wichita Public Schools’ Strategic Communications Office. Nomination forms can be printed from and turned in at the City Manager’s Office – City Hall 13th Floor, 455 N. Main. Nominations will also be accepted online at

The Excellence in Public Service Award honors public employees who go beyond the call of duty and 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.

Honorees will be selected by a committee comprised of nine public and private sector representatives. In April, they will be surprised at work by their supervisors, colleagues, selection committee members and media. The winners will receive $2,500 and will be honored at a reception attended by family, friends, co-workers, previous honorees, the selection committee and members of the DeVore Foundation in May. The Excellence in Public Service Award is sponsored by the DeVore Foundation and KSN.

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