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PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE HOSTS “OSCARS OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE” TO HONOR FEDERAL INNOVATORS

September 22, 2017

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PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE HOSTS “OSCARS OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE” TO HONOR FEDERAL INNOVATORS

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, September 27, the nonpartisan nonprofit Partnership for Public Service will present seven Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals to incredible public servants who have improved the lives of Americans and others around the world. The Service to America Medals have earned the reputation as the premier awards dedicated to celebrating our nation’s civil servants.

WHAT: Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals awards ceremony

WHO: 2017 Service to America Medal recipients (Click here for a list of 2017 medalists)

Hosted by John Dickerson, chief Washington correspondent and moderator, “Face the Nation,” CBS News.

Medal presenters and distinguished guests include:

  • Steven Mnuchin, secretary, Department of the Treasury
  • Mick Mulvaney, director, Office of Management and Budget
  • David Shulkin, secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Thomas Bowman, deputy secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives
  • Dina Powell, deputy national security advisor for strategy
  • Francis Collins, director, National Institutes of Health
  • Tim Horne, acting administrator, General Services Administration
  • Kathleen McGettigan, acting director, Office of Personnel Management
  • Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.)
  • Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)
  • David Price (R-N.C.)
  • Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.)
  • Joshua Bolten, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush
  • Robert McDonald, former secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway
  • Michael Lewis, best-selling author
  • Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. awards dinner

WHERE: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

BACKGROUND: Renamed the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals in 2010 to commemorate the organization’s founder, the program has honored more than 480 outstanding federal employees since its inception in 2002. For profiles of the medalists, and to nominate a federal employee for a 2018 medal, visit servicetoamericamedals.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Erika Walter, 202-775-9111 or ewalter@ourpublicservice.org

During the past 16 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to making the federal government more effective for the American people. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation. Visit ourpublicservice.org to learn more.

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