This is a statewide competition created to recognize those non-elected professional public servants who serve as the critical link between citizens and the people elected to represent them. They are named in honor of Gabrielle Giffords' director of community outreach, who lost his life on January 8, 2011, while serving the citizens of Arizona.
These awards are an opportunity to showcase the commitment and dedication of more than 100,000 professional public servants working at all levels of government. The purpose of the awards is to recognize those Arizonans who exemplify the importance and impact of public service.
Nominations are due by 11:59 pm, Monday, June 4, 2012.