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Dalrymple Recognizes State Employees for Excellence in Public Service

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service to six state employees who were recognized for their dedication and contributions to the people of North Dakota. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the Capitol in Bismarck, kicking off State Employee Recognition Week.

“North Dakota’s state employees are the best in the nation, and these six individuals recognized today represent the outstanding work that is performed by state employees every day across our state,” Dalrymple said. “We applaud them for their exemplary service to North Dakota and its citizens.”

Terry Whitmore of Grand Forks was recognized in the Executive and Administration category. She is the administrator of the Grand Forks Child Support Unit for the Department of Human Services.

Cindy Bitz of Minot was recognized in the Professional category. She is a customer service specialist and PRIDE coordinator with Job Service North Dakota.

Janine Trowbridge of Fargo was recognized in the Technical and Paraprofessional category. She is an office manager with North Dakota State University’s TRIO Programs, outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Diane Axness of Fargo was recognized in the Office Support category. She is an academic assistant in the Department of Management and Marketing at North Dakota State University.

Marvin Hoff of Jamestown was recognized in the Services category. He is an escort for the Department of Human Services at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown.

Ken Remmick of Bismarck was recognized in the Trades and Crafts category. He is a system mechanic with Facility Management, a division of the Office of Management and Budget.

The award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of judges who reviewed and scored the nominations. Nominees were rated on their overall job performance, contributions to their department, commitment to customer service, working relationship with fellow workers and involvement in their community.


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