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For Immediate Release
February 1, 2023
External Contact


Nominations Open to Recognize Public Service Employees

Contact:  City Communications, (316) 268-4351

Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 35th year, the award recognizes employees from City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools who exhibit the highest standard of service.

The nomination process is open through 5 p.m., February 24. Nominations can be submitted on English and Spanish forms are available. Nomination forms are also available in the City Manager’s Office, the County Manager’s Office and Wichita Public Schools’ Strategic Communications Office.

The Excellence in Public Service Award honors public employees who go beyond the call of duty and demonstrate the following:

  • Exemplary performance that has contributed to the public interest;
  • Innovative problem-solving skills that have improved service delivery;
  • Adherence to high ethical standards in carrying out job responsibilities;
  • A record of community involvement through participation in civic organizations.

 Honorees will be selected by a committee comprised of nine public and private sector representatives. In April, they will be surprised at work by their supervisors, colleagues, selection committee members and media. The winners will receive $2,500 and will be honored at a reception attended by family, friends, co-workers, previous honorees, the selection committee and members of the DeVore Foundation in May. The Excellence in Public Service Award is sponsored by the DeVore Foundation and KSN.