Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated six state employees for receiving the Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service in recognition of their dedication and contributions to the people of North Dakota. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley during a luncheon at the Capitol in Bismarck, kicking off State Employee Recognition Week.
"North Dakota's state employees are the best in the nation, and these six individuals recognized today represent the outstanding work that is performed by state employees every day across our state," Dalrymple said. "We applaud them for their exemplary service and faithful dedication to North Dakota and its citizens."
Tim Wiedrich was recognized in the Executive and Administration category. he is the section chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response for the North Dakota Department of Health in Bismarck.
Cindy Sanford was recognized in the Professional category. She is the Customer Service Office Manager for Job Service North Dakota in the Williston Customer Service Office.
Jeffrey Erickson was recognized in the Technical and Paraprofessional category. He is an electrical equipment technician with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Judith Moe was recognized in the Office Support category. She is an administrative assistant with the Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
David Mattern was recognized in the Services category. He is a custodian with the Facility Management Division of the Office of Management and Budget in Bismarck.
Mary Power was recognized in the Trades and Crafts category. She is a cook and former back of house supervisor for the West Dining Center at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
The award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of judges who reviewed and scored the nominations. Nominees were rated on their overall job performance, contributions to their department, commitment to customer service, working relationship with fellow workers and involvement in their community.