Events 2018 Excellence in Government Awards


Thursday, May 10, 2018

12:00 PM


The Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Celestin Ballroom
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Canal Barge Company, Inc., and to the Hyatt Regency New Orleans for hosting the awards program.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of BGR’s 2018 Excellence in Government Awards:

Sarah Babcock
Healthy Population & Planning Manager,
City of New Orleans Health Department

Lacey Bordelon
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission

Revia Ellis
Early Childhood Education Advocate

Ashleigh Gardere
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
New Orleans Business Alliance

Benjamin Horwitz
Director of Analytics,
New Orleans Police Department

Lucy Lejeune
Career and Technical Education Coordinator,
Jefferson Parish Public School System

Timothy Lentz
Chief of Police,
City of Covington

Alexina Medley
Principal (Retired),
Warren Easton Charter High School

Team of New Orleans Airport Employees
Kristi Bennett-Holmes: Deputy Director of Aviation-Commercial Development
Keely Herrington: Media & Marketing Coordinator
Franklin Ruiz: IT Manager
Reed Barnes: Customer Service Manager
Douglas McCrary: Terminal Maintenance Manager
Kevin Spruell: Senior Airport Engineer
R. Michael McMillan: Operations Manager
Thomas Moore: Maintenance Contracts Manager

Carol Wise
Early Childhood Education Advocate

Established in 1994, this biennial program recognizes government employees and private citizens for outstanding performance and creative problem-solving.