Governor Phil Bryant Presents Excellence In Government Awards
7/3/2012 4:13:08 PM
pictured at left are MSPB Board Chairman Don Brown, Dr. Clyde
Muse, Governor Phil Bryant, Deanne Mosley
pictured at right are MSPB Chairman Don Brown, Terri Torrence,
Trudy Fisher, Governor Phil Bryant, Deanne Mosley
Jackson, Miss. - Governor Phil Bryant today presented the
inaugural Excellence in Government Awards to recognize excellence
and innovation in public service. The Excellence in Local and
District Government Award was given to Dr. Clyde Muse, President of
Hinds Community College, and the Excellence in State Government
Award was given to Ms. Trudy Fisher and Ms. Terri Torrence on
behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
The Mississippi State Personnel Board was authorized by the
Mississippi Legislature to establish the Excellence in Government
Awards program to encourage the development of innovative systems
of public administration.
"Innovation and the desire to maximize resources and outcomes
are keys to success in any arena," Gov. Phil Bryant said. "I
applaud Dr. Muse, Trudy and Terri for their commitment to improving
public service and creating value for Mississippi taxpayers."
MSPB Executive Director Deanne Mosley said "We were honored to
join with Governor Bryant to recognize the outstanding achievements
of these public servants who have devoted countless hours of their
time and energy to increase the quality of public service at the
state, district, and local levels."
Selected for his impact on Hinds Community College, as well as
his impact on the Mississippi community college system, Dr. Muse
was recognized for his innovative approach to providing affordable
and accessible education, including his public/private partnership
with the Army National Guard; his local county/college partnership
with Rankin County; and his public school/community college
partnership with the Gateway to College National Network which will
be launched in Fall 2012.
Executive Director Trudy Fisher and Human Resource Director
Terri Torrence of the Mississippi Department of Environmental
Quality were selected for MDEQ's exemplary HR initiatives and best
practices, including the "Accelerated Training for Leadership and
Succession," the "MDEQ Onboarding Program," and the "3G Training
Series." Designed to address two of the primary challenges of
the public sector, MDEQ's programs have produced significant
results with regard to succession planning and retention, as well
as full employee engagement.