The nomination process for the Excellence in Public Service Award is slated to begin on Feb. 10. Residents of Wichita and Sedgwick County are encourages to submit nominations for deserving public employees. The award is now in its 29th year, and it recognizes employees of the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and the Wichita Public School District.
Nomination forms are available in the City Manager’s office, the County Communications Office and Wichita Public Schools Marketing & Communications Office. Nominations can be submitted until 5 p.m. on Mar. 10.
Nomination forms can also be found online, printed, and submitted to the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, 13th Floor, 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202.
Nominations will also be accepted by online submission here.
Each of the honorees will receive $2,500. The Excellence in Public Service Award is designed to recognize public employees who go above and 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
· A record of community involvement through participation in civic organizations.
Honorees will be selected by a committee of eight members, including public and private sector members. Winners will be surprised at work by their supervisors, colleagues, awards committee members and the media in coordinated visits. Recipients will also be honored at a later reception attended by family, friends and co-workers. The Excellence in Public Service Award is sponsored by the DeVore Foundation and KSN.