Gov. Bullock honors 151 state employees with Governor's Awards for Excellence

2013-09-30T16:58:00Z Gov. Bullock honors 151 state employees with Governor's Awards for ExcellenceMissoulian State Bureau
September 30, 2013 4:58 pm  • 

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock honored the 2013 recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Performance at a ceremony Monday.

In all, 151 state employees from 26 communities were publicly recognized by Bullock and Lt. Gov. John Walsh for their contribution to Montana government.

“Montanans have a deep commitment and appreciation for serving our communities and state. We understand that through our service, we make Montana a better place to live, work, play and raise a family,” Bullock said. “Today we take a minute to thank the men and women who come to work every day to serve the people of Montana.”

Among those state employees recognized were those who:

–Make meals for the students at the School for the Deaf and the Blind in Great Falls.

–Oversee troubled kids at the Pine Hills Correctional Facility in Miles City.

–Installed a bridge over the Two Medicine River to improve transportation for Blackfeet Nation members and tourists coming to Glacier National Park.

–Installed a preserve habitat for the arctic grayling in the Big Hole.

–Worked at the State Hospital in Warm Springs.

Sheila Hogan, director of the state Department of Administration and organizer of the event, said this is the 24th year that Montana governors have taken the time to recognize the excellence they see in state workers.

“Since there are state employees in every county in Montana, these awards today highlight some of the outstanding work that is going on in our communities,” Hogan said. “I know that the governor, Lt. Gov. Walsh, and I are all proud of our opportunity to be counted as co-workers of these award recipients.“

Award recipients

  • Anaconda, Linda Moodry, Corrections
  • Anaconda, Sam Casey Labor & Industry
  • Anaconda, MindyGochis, Public Health and Human Services
  • Billings, Darlene McCracken, Corrections
  • Billings, Matthew Waite, Environmental Quality
  • Billings, Dan Freeland, Environmental Quality
  • Billings, Marie Sewell, Labor & Industry
  • Billings, Ryan Van Ballegooyen, Labor & Industry
  • Boulder, Dr. Polly Peterson, Public Health and Human Services
  • Bozeman, Chris Romankiewicz, Environmental Quality
  • Browning, Reise Fisher, Transportation
  • Butte, Randy Morris, Administration
  • Butte, Michele Cook, Corrections
  • Canyon Creek, Lisa Grady, Corrections
  • Canyon Creek, Steve Hamel, Office of Public Instruction
  • Canyon Creek Ray Dagnall, Secretary of State’s Office
  • Clancy, Mariann Huso, Administration
  • Clancy, Rick Oie, Administration
  • Clancy Terri, Abraham, Agriculture
  • Clancy, Pete Boettcher, Environmental Quality
  • Clancy, Kathy Ruppert, Justice
  • Clancy, Nica, Merala, Office of Public Instruction
  • Clancy, Ed Adams, Public Health and Human Services
  • Clancy, Marty Calnan, Secretary of State’s Office
  • Clancy, Sherri Mannix, State Auditor’s Office
  • Clancy, David Van Nice, State Auditor’s Office
  • Clancy, Justin Wilcut, Transportation
  • Clancy, Jay Marks, Transportation
  • Cut Bank, Kris Harris, Transportation
  • Deer Lodge, Gayle Lambert, Labor & Industry
  • Dillon, Austin McCullough, Natural Resources and Conservation
  • East Helena, Martha Watson, Administration
  • East Helena, Tamyra Blackburn, Corrections
  • East Helena, Serenity Osborn-Loomis, Corrections
  • East Helena, Renee McDaniel, Justice
  • East Helena, Vicki Schiller-Long, Justice
  • East Helena, Kevin Braun, Montana State Fund
  • East Helena, Diane Gunderson, Montana State Library
  • East Helena,Carolyn Meier, Montana State Library
  • East Helena, Debbie Casey, Office of Public Instruction
  • East Helena, Donell Rosenthal, Office of Public Instruction
  • East Helena, Abby Holm, Public Health and Human Services
  • East Helena, Rachel Young, Secretary of State’s Office
  • East Helena, Kenneth Kops, State Auditor’s Office
  • East Helena, Keni Grose, Transportation
  • Florence, Jack May, Transportation
  • Great Falls, Brant Light, Justice
  • Great Falls Candies Genedendlis-Gonzales, School for Deaf and Blind
  • Great Falls, Teresa Knotts, School for Deaf and Blind
  • Great Falls, Maeona Lee, School for Deaf and Blind
  • Great Falls, Wanda Sutinen, School for Deaf and Blind
  • Great Falls, Linda Willis, School for Deaf and Blind
  • Great Falls, Henry Henning, Transportation
  • Great Falls, Don Parsons, Transportation
  • Great Falls, Matt Widhalm, Transportation
  • Helena, Brett Dahl, Administration
  • Helena, Garrett Bricker, Administration
  • Helena, Julie Feldman, Administration
  • Helena, Edwin Glenn, Administration
  • Helena, Cheryl Grey, Administration
  • Helena, Eric Hawkins, Administration
  • Helena, Kelly McGrath, Administration
  • Helena, Dan, Mossman, Administration
  • Helena, Berta Nason, Administration
  • Helena, Matt Pugh, Administration
  • Helena, Andy Gray, Agriculture
  • Helena, Penny Cope, Commerce
  • Helena, Jessica M. Brubaker, Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Helena, Kiela Harris, Corrections
  • Helena, Trevor Isles, Corrections
  • Helena, Edie, Shreves, Corrections
  • Helena, Shauna Stallings, Corrections
  • Helena, David Dunbar, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Lisa-kay Keen, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Janie Petaja, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Gina Self, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Barb Sharpe, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Kari, Smith, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Lisa Tucker, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Kevin Wilkinson, Environmental Quality
  • Helena, Sue Daly, Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • Helena, Julie Lake, Justice
  • Helena, Kila Shepherd, Justice
  • Helena, Susan Ames, Justice
  • Helena, Tyson McLean, Justice
  • Helena, David Cook, Labor & Industry
  • Helena, Pam Bunke, Labor & Industry
  • Helena, Rick Deady, Labor & Industry
  • Helena, Mark Maki, Labor & Industry
  • Helena, Leslie Doely, Livestock
  • Helena, Kelly Ackerman, Military Affairs
  • Helena, Lee Ann Hall, Military Affairs
  • Helena, Tom Hall, Military Affairs
  • Helena, Carleen Layne, Montana Arts Council
  • Helena, Roberta Gebhardt, Montana Historical Society
  • Helena, Erin Harris, Montana State Library
  • Helena, Martin Landry, Montana State Library
  • Helena, Sandy Stanton, Montana State Library
  • Helena, Anna Miller, Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Helena, Russell Gates, Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Helena, Michael Roberts, Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Helena, Dennis Clague, Office of Public Instruction
  • Helena, Lynnette Geske, Office of Public Instruction
  • Helena, Janelle Mickelson, Office of Public Instruction
  • Helena, Paul Taylor, Office of Public Instruction
  • Helena, Nicole, Thuotte, Office of Public Instruction
  • Helena, Kathleen Wanner,
  • Helena, Beckie Beckert-Graham, Public Health and Human Services
  • Helena, Lindsey Krywaruchka, Public Health and Human Services
  • Helena, Jason Slead, Revenue
  • Helena, Ryan Guy, Revenue
  • Helena, John Morrow, Revenue
  • Helena, Matthew Van Syckle, Revenue
  • Helena, Connie Rigney, Secretary of State’s Office
  • Helena, Pamela Daugherty, State Auditor’s Office
  • Helena, Cheryl Donovan, State Auditor’s Office
  • Helena, Jeannie Keller, State Auditor’s Office
  • Helena, Tal Redpath, State Auditor’s Office
  • Helena, Jason Gilliam, Transportation
  • Helena, Renae Johansen, Transportation
  • Helena, Bonnie McElroy, Transportation
  • Helena, Angela Murolo, Transportation
  • Helena, Kevin Murphy, Transportation
  • Helena, Kathryn Overton, Transportation
  • Helena, Emily Rask, Transportation
  • Helena, Elisa Schock, Transportation
  • Helena, Rebecca Wiegand, Transportation
  • Helena, Ed Beaudette, Transportation
  • Helena, Susan Rebeck, Transportation
  • Helena, Carla Haas, Transportation
  • Helena, Dave Hoerning, Transportation
  • Helena, Kent Barnes, Transportation
  • Helena, Fred Beal, Transportation
  • Jackson, Emma Cayer, Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Laurel, Tammy Bennert, Labor & Industry
  • Miles City, Erv Bohlman, Corrections
  • Miles City, Mark Lingg, Corrections
  • Miles City, Lisa Malloy, Corrections
  • Miles City, Simon Niece, Corrections
  • Miles City, Casey Strub, Corrections
  • Miles City, Fred Willard, Corrections
  • Montana City, Channah Wells, Administration
  • Montana City, Kevin Christensen, Transportation
  • Shelby, John Abrahamson, Transportation
  • Shelby, Mark Beckedahl, Transportation
  • Townsend, June Henderson, Justice
  • Troy, Rod Johnson, Transportation
  • Ulm, Doug Wilmot, Transportation
  • Warm Springs, Cathy Orrino, Public Health and Human Services
  • Whitefish, Bruce Lieffring, Transportation
  • Whitehall, Chad Murphy, Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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