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Nomination to Recognize Excellent Public Service Employees Opens

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Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 33rd year, the award recognizes employees from the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools who exhibit the highest standard of service.

The nomination process is open through 5 p.m., Friday, February 26. Nomination forms are available in the City Manager's Office at 455 N. Main, the County Manager's Office at 525 N. Main and Wichita Public Schools' Strategic Communications Office at 903 S. Edgemoor. Nomination forms can also 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
  • A record of community involvement through participation in civic organizations
  • Significant contribution toward COVID-19 response in the workplace or community

Honorees will be selected by a committee comprised of nine public and private sector representatives. Due to the cancellation of last year's awards, the DeVore Foundation will honor up to six winners (two per organization) should those nominations meet the criteria. In August, 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 September.

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

Fill form out onlinePrint out 2021 EPS Nomination Form.pdfPrint out 2021 EPS Nomination Form Spanish.pdf

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