HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today recognized winners of the Governor’s Awards, which are designed to honor State Executive Branch employees, managers and work teams who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication in serving the people of Hawai‘i. The statewide program is administered by the Department of Human Resources Development.
“Public employees have made important contributions to our continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and quality of government services,” said Gov. Ige. “We are honored to work with such dedicated individuals and appreciate all they do each and every day.”
Governor Ige presented the awards for:
“These individuals have selflessly given of themselves to enrich the lives of those they service,” said Gov. Ige. “Their accomplishments perpetuate the aloha spirit and make our state a special place to live and work.”
The winners were selected from 50 exceptional groups and individual nominees. A volunteer Selection Committee of five prominent members of the community carefully reviewed the 50 nomination packets and rated them according to defined categories. The committee presented their recommendations for the three awards to Gov. Ige.
The five members of this year’s Selection Committee are: Robbie Dingeman, Editor, Honolulu Magazine; Ellen Kitamura, Deputy Manager, Board of Water Supply; Shari Chang, CEO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Kamakana Kaimuloa, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and David Lim, General Manager, KJ International Corporation.
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