Service to America finalists announced

By Kellie Lunney

May 6, 2012

Thirty-three federal employees are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medals for their outstanding achievements in a range of fields including health, national security, disaster management and law enforcement.

“The Service to America Medal finalists epitomize the true spirit and value of public service,” said Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service, the organization behind the awards. “Their stories showcase the good that our public servants do each and every day behind-the-scenes on behalf of the American public.” The Partnership will hand out medals in nine categories at an annual gala in Washington on Sept. 13.

Winners receive cash awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000.

The 2012 finalists were selected from among more than 400 nominations and represent several agencies and departments across government, including Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Veterans Affairs. Twenty-eight finalists are from the Washington area; others work in Atlanta, Houston, Utah and Germany.

The honorees’ achievements include:

Click here for a full list of finalists.


By Kellie Lunney

May 6, 2012

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