Public Service Recognition Awards

Each year, the School of Public Administration hosts the Public Service Leadership Awards, which honor individuals who have achieved great levels of success and have demonstrated leadership in and commitment to the field of public service. The 2017 award winners are:

  • Young Public Service Professional Award: Chris Castro, director of sustainability for the city of Orlando
  • Exemplary Public Service Organization Award: City of Orlando Response Team, Pulse tragedy
  • Exemplary Public Service Leadership Award, Elected Official: Mary Jane Arrington, Osceola County supervisor of elections
  • Exemplary Public Service Leadership Award, Nonelected Official: Barbara Jenkins, superintendent of Orange County Public Schools

To view the photos from this event, visit our Flickr album. 

The 2016 award winners are:

  • Exemplary Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award: Sen. Bill Nelson
  • Exemplary Public Service Leadership Award, Elected Official: Sen. Andy Gardiner
  • Exemplary Public Service Leadership Award, Nonelected Official: Ajit Lalchandani, Orange County administrator
  • Exemplary Public Service Organization Award: Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
  • Public Service Career Achievement Award: Pamela Landwirth, president and CEO of Give Kids the World
  • Young Public Service Professional Award: Jessica Schwendeman, assistant director of Volunteer Resource Center at Heart of Florida United Way

To view the photo album from the event, visit Flickr.