Extra Mile Award
The Extra Mile Award is given out each year to individuals or groups of public employees who surpass expectation for exemplary service.
Nearly a hundred nominations were cast for employees around the state who went above and beyond the call of duty, coming from co-workers, managers and even the general public.
The winners were recognized at numerous ceremonies across the state and included:
Guy Gifford - Department of Natural Resources
Ted Smith - Department of Natural Resources
Steve Officer - Department of Health
Mary Roberts - Department of Health
Terrie Garcia-Hernandez - Employment Security Department
Gene Drewry - Employment Security Department
Debbie Himes - Employment Security Department
Joe Hostetler - Employment Security Department
Jennier Cervantes and Diane Tanner - Department of Labor and Industries
Rebecca Connolly - Recreation and Conservation Office
South West Region Bridge Crew - Department of Transportation
Andrew Lentz - Department of Transportation
Mark Nitchman, John Tullis & Bill Chapple - Department of Transportation
Harpreet "Sandy" Sandhu & Brian Gladden - Department of Transportation
Joanna Jones - Department of Transportation
Materials Management Team - Department of Transportation
Zack Holt - Department of Transportation
Each of these employees displayed great initiative, ingenuity, and commitment to the state of Washington. PSRW is just one way to honor their efforts.
To find out more about Public Service Recognition Week, visit http://www.sos.wa.gov/productivityboard/psrw.aspx.