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Jul 2, 2009

Source: The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Civil Service

System official receives award

Financial officer’s work recognized

By Barry Lemoine
Contributing writer, The Times-Picayune
Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Armstrong Ballroom at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel was the site of the Bureau of Governmental Research 2009 Excellence in Government Awards, an annual event that rewards local government employees for outstanding performance and creative problem-solving and for their effective use of public resources.

David Fernandez, St. Bernard Parish Public School System’s chief financial officer, was one of nine professionals throughout the New Orleans area recognized.

Fernandez was presented with the Latter and Blum Realtors Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by public sector employees. WWL-TV’s Lee Zurik presented Fernandez with the award, as well as a $500 cash prize citing Fernandez’s ability to produce with limited resources within demanding time frames.

For the past 10 years, Fernandez has managed the financial department of the school district. Superintendent Doris Voitier, said he has been instrumental in the recovery of the school system.

“David’s aggressive efforts in pursuit of financial support have helped the system to secure the necessary financing to restart our schools,” she said. “And, he has done it all with a reduced staff and an increased workload. All of his colleagues and I appreciate his professionalism and devotion to our school system.”

Jul 2, 2009

Source: The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Civil Service

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