Public servants honoured with awards
Nine individuals and three teams from the Newfoundland and Labrador public service were honoured at a ceremony held today in St. Johnís. The Public Service Award of Excellence recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the public service of Newfoundland and Labrador. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exceptional work performance in the areas of leadership, valuing people, innovation or service delivery excellence.
Those receiving the 2002 Public Service Award of Excellence are:
Joan Marie Aylward, President of Treasury Board, and Deborah Fry, Clerk of the Executive Council, presented the 2002 awards. Nominations were received from regions across the province, with 50 individual and 24 teams, for a total of more than 200 public servants, receiving nominations.
"I have worked with many public servants in my years in government," said Minister Aylward. "I have done so in many, often diverse portfolios. No matter what department I have been in - social or economic - I have always received solid advice from a professional public service."
"On behalf of all public servants, I congratulate todayís award recipients on their professionalism, dedication, energy and innovative ideas and approaches," said Ms. Fry. "As recipients of the Public Service Award of Excellence, they have set a very high standard not only for themselves, but for their peers. They are leaders - by example."
Further information on the Public Service Award of Excellence, including the full citations for each of this yearís recipients, is available at www.gov.nl.ca/excellence
Media contact: Doris Walsh, (709) 729-3812.
2003 04 17 2:13 p.m.