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News 2021 Excellence in Government Awards Due September 1

Created On: 1/14/2021 1:03:11 PM

The Mississippi State Personnel Board will accept nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Government Awards until September 1, 2021.

MSPB was authorized by the Mississippi Legislature to establish the Excellence in Government Awards program, and the inaugural award was given in 2012 to encourage the development of innovative systems of public administration.  Each year, these awards recognize “excellence and innovation in the management of administrative procedures which increase the quality of public service at the state, district and local government levels.”

A maximum of two individuals or two groups of individuals will be publicly recognized. One shall be the recipient of the Award for Excellence in State Government, and one shall be the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Local and District Government.

Previous recipients include:


State: Jeworski "Jay" Mallet, Department of Corrections

Local/District: Russel James, City of Richland



State: Sam Howell, Crime Lab

Local/District: Wayne E. Miller, P.E., City of Gulfport



State: Lucy Allen, Department of Archives and History

Local/District: Dr. Mimmo Parisi, Mississippi State University



State: Samantha Atkinson, Office of the State Auditor

Local/District: Dr. Raj Shaunak, East Mississippi Community College



State: Laura Jackson, Department of Finance and Administration

Local/District: City of Horn Lake Fire Department



State: Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division

Local/District: Don Buffum, Mississippi State University



State: Electronic Government Oversight Committee

Local/District: Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City of Vicksburg



State: Randy Reeves, Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board



State: Trudy Fisher and Terri Torrence, Department of Environmental Quality

Local/District: Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Community College


Click here to download a nomination form.

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