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Public Service Recognition Awards 2022

Logo: Public Service Recognition Week - May 1-7, 2022

In the spirit of recognizing public service, in early 2022 we asked for nominations for the Excellence in Washington State Government Leadership Award, and the Extra Mile Award. 

The Extra Mile Award

The Extra Mile Award is given to individuals or groups of state employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating the following ideals:

  • Innovative techniques and methods
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Visionary thinking
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion  
  • Outstanding customer service  

2022 recipients

  • Alysa Adams, Washington State Parks
  • Data Solutions Team (Byron Mukai, Lucy Pick, David Galloway, Marlei Kastner, Tammi Leclerc), Employment Security Department
  • Elizabet Williams, Department of Health
  • Justin Spruiell, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Marcus Ehrlander, Office of Financial Management
  • Micahel Luchini, Employment Security Department
  • Office of Family & Adult Homelessness (Sarah Harrison, Jessica Simon, Julie Montgomery  Megan Kendig, Kathryn Dodge, Kim Murillo,Tameka Brice, Mika Semrow, Maureen Maples, Mary Baldwin), Department of Commerce
  • Results WA Project Management and Continuous Improvement Team (Mandeep Kaundal, John Cooper, Cathy Holder, Alissa Julius, Jessica Dang, Charice Pidcock, Kristy Snow, Brittany Wilhelme), Results Washington
  • Small Business Office(Celia Nightingale, Andrew Bryan, Mo Tabor, Andrea Munoz), Department of Labor & Industries
  • Sue Ann Richards, Office of Financial Management
  • Customer Experience Team (Emily Goodstein, Maribel Collins, Li Yang, Marissa Meyer, Emmanuel Owusu-Kyereko, Richard Ewing, Mei Ling Chan, Matt LaPalm), Employment Security Department
  • Tracy Gunter, Department of Commerce

The Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is given to individuals at all levels of management who show exemplary leadership by demonstrating the following ideals:

  • Vision
  • Dedication to public service
  • A significant contribution to the advancement of state government
  • Personal integrity
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion  

2022 recipients

  • Matt LaPalm, Employment Security Department
  • Andrea Inman, Employment Security Department
  • Julia Havens, Department of Commerce
  • Donn Moyer, Department of Labor and Industries
  • Jenny Walden, Employment Security Department
  • Jan Yoshiwara, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Caleb Baldwin, Employment Security Department
  • Cari Anderson, Department of Labor and Industries
  • Franklin Plaistowe, Office of Financial Management
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Thursday, May 5, 2022
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