Celebrating the 2022 Sammies honorees
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, the Partnership hosted the 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Seven individual federal employees and teams were recognized during the Sammies program, the premier celebration of our nation’s public servants.
Meet 2022 People’s Choice Award winner Josh Josa from USAID
Congratulations to Josh Josa of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the winner of the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® People’s Choice Award. The Partnership’s Jordan LaPier interviewed Josa and discussed how he has leveraged U.S. resources and influence to promote educational opportunities in developing nations for children and youth with disabilities.
Producers and creators of Netflix’s “The G Word” discuss the show
The Partnership held a special event on June 22, 2022, to celebrate The G Word—a Netflix docuseries that demonstrates how integral our government is to the most important aspects of our daily lives. The event featured a panel discussion with Adam Conover, Jamie Rhome and Ada Chiaghana.
Introducing the top 6 finalists for the 2022 People’s Choice Award
Learn more about the top 6 finalists for the 2022 Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award and vote for your favorite to take home the prize.
Our podcast, “Profiles in Public Service,” is back for a second season! Here’s what to expect.
We’re excited to launch the second season of our “Profiles in Public Service” podcast, which will include conversations with public servants, emerging leaders, journalists and many more. The first episode of season two addresses the latest research conducted by the Partnership and Freedman Consulting, which found that only 4 in 10 Americans trust the federal government to do what is right at least some of the time.
Partnership celebrates 2022 Sammies finalists with a rooftop reception
On Thursday, May 5, the Partnership welcomed the finalists from the 2022 Service to America Medals®, or the Sammies, to a reception on the rooftop of the Partnership’s new office in downtown Washington, DC. The reception included honorees’ families and supervisors as well as agency senior leaders and Partnership staff.
Safety, Security and International Affairs finalist: Kiera Berdinner
During Public Service Recognition Week 2022, the Partnership is spotlighting some finalists in each award category for this fall’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This post features Kiera Berdinner, program officer at the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, a finalist for the Safety, Security and International Affairs medal.
COVID-19 Response finalist: Dr. Diana Bianchi
During Public Service Recognition Week 2022, the Partnership is spotlighting some finalists in each award category for this fall’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This post features Dr. Diana Bianchi, director at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a finalist for the COVID-19 Response Medal.