Events 2009 Excellence in Government Awards

2009 Honorees

AT&T Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Susan E. Percle, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Gretna
  • Tim A. Whitmer, Chief Administrative Officer, Jefferson Parish President’s Office

Capital One Bank Keller Award for Innovation

  • Robert R. Bardy, Major, New Orleans Police Department
  • Dee A. Laux, Deputy Clerk, Elections Department, St. Tammany Clerk of Court
  • Paul G. Vallas, Superintendent, Recovery School District

Latter & Blum Realtors Merit Award

  • David Fernandez, Financial Manager, St. Bernard Parish Public Schools
  • John T. Marshall, Project Manger, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
  • Gerard K. Simone, Captain, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Jason Smith, Coastal Programs Supervisor, Jefferson Parish, Department of Environmental Affairs

To view the press release of this event, please click on the document below.

Press Release — Excellence in Government Awards 2009

When

Friday, June 19, 2009

8:00 AM

Where

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Armstrong Ballroom
500 Canal Street, 8th Floor

More Info

Established in 1994, this annual program makes cash awards of up to $1,000 to local government employees for outstanding performance and creative problem-solving.

The Awards
The Capital One Bank Keller Award for Innovation recognizes employees who have used innovative solutions to solve pressing problems. It is named in honor of the Keller Family Foundation, the founder of the BGR Excellence in Government Awards. The Keller Awards include a cash prize of $1,000 each.

The Latter & Blum Realtors Merit Award recognizes outstanding performance by public sector employees. Heroic efforts during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath will be considered in this category. The Merit Awards include a cash prize of $500 each.

The AT&T Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes sustained performance over a career in public service. Nominees with a minimum of 15 years of public employment are eligible. The Lifetime Achievement Awards include a cash prize of $1,000 each.

For more information about this event contact, Angie Henderson at ahenderson@bgr.org or 504-525-4152, ext. 108.