Governor recognizes State employees for their public service
Denver — Governor Jared Polis and Department of Personnel & Administration Executive Director Kara Veitch recognized 40 state employees for their superior service to the people of Colorado during 2020 and 2021. The lunch at the Governor's Mansion on Thursday, August 12, 2021 was part of Public Service Recognition Week.
Typically the first full week of May each year is designated by Congress and the Governor to honor public employees and to educate the public about the many ways government workers make life better for all Americans. However, due to the State's COVID-19 response the 2020 event was cancelled and the 2021 event was postponed.
To celebrate the important contributions of our State employees, the Governor's Office and the Department of Personnel & Administration asked each State executive branch agency to select one employee for 2020 and one employee from 2021 who most exemplify the significant and invaluable contributions public servants make to the quality of life in our State. Honorees were selected for regularly demonstrating bold, consistent, and joyous service to the people of Colorado with no unforced errors.
|Dept. of Education||Sarah Blumenthal||Nicole Monet|
|Dept. of Health Care Policy & Finance||Erin Gates||Parrish Steinbrecher|
|Dept. of Human Services||Shannon Ord||Kim Longe|
|Dept. of Labor & Employment||Colleen Lynn||Amy Perez|
|Dept. of Local Affairs||Katherine Helgerson||Elizabeth Garner|
|Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs||David Schmidt||Joanne Iglesias|
|Dept. of Natural Resources||Windi Padia||Erin Light|
|Dept. of Personnel & Administration||Josh Benn||Janeen Haller-Abernethy|
|Dept. of Public Health & Environment||Justin Tarr||Ottavio Pirocchi|
|Dept. of Regulatory Agencies||Marisol Larez||Karen McGovern|
|Dept. of Transportation||Darrell Lingk||Cindy Marquez|
|Governor's Office||Luke Teater||Heather Velasquez|
|Dept. of Corrections||Reginald Norman||Brian Kuhns|
|Dept. of Agriculture||Brian Pauley||Tiffany Brigner|
|Dept. of Public Safety||Tammy Lichvar||Colleen Gadd|
|Dept. of Revenue||Yvonne Candelaria||Tony Marsh|
|CO Energy Office||Gregg Hefner||Stephanie Insinna Sahondo|
|Office of Economic Development||Nikki Maloney||Leslie Hylton|
|Office of Information Technology||Andy Rollins||Marcia Orr|
|Higher Education/History Colorado||Maggie Yang||Shannon Voirol|
You can read the narratives about each honoree here.