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BGR Honors Contributions to Local Government

May 12, 2016

Today at noon, BGR will present its 2016 Excellence in Government Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Canal Barge Company, Inc. is sponsoring the awards program. Established in 1994, the awards program recognizes government employees and citizens for outstanding performance and creative problem-solving.

The 2016 honorees are:

Merit Award

  • Jerry Bologna, President & CEO, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission
  • Frank J. Borne, Jr., Chief Deputy, Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court
  • Kelly M. Rabalais, Executive Counsel, St. Tammany Parish Government Legal Department

Innovation Award

  • Lynn E. Dupont, Principal Planner & GIS Coordinator, Regional Planning Commission
  • Dylan Knaggs, Performance Analyst, Office of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans
  • Snapper Poche, Senior Performance Manager, Office of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans
  • Ava Rogers, Deputy CAO, City of New Orleans

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Manuel C. Aspuria, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Jefferson Parish Department of Drainage and Pump Stations
  • Patrick J. Gallwey, Chief Operating Officer (Retired), Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

Citizenship Award

  • Ruthie Frierson, Founder and Chair Emeritus, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans