Issue 1 No. 3 October 28, 2011
The "Cafritz Awards" Returns to Celebrate Outstanding D.C. Government Employees
As we face this time of severe economic and political challenges, it is now more important than ever to recognize D.C. public servants who provide outstanding services to District residents and go well above and beyond the call of duty to make a real difference and positively impact our city. The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished D.C. Government Employees will once again recognize individuals who exemplify the best in public service. These are individuals who, despite external pressures and demands, tirelessly work towards solving problems in innovative ways that inspire others and positively impact the community. For the most part, they work behind the scenes and away from the public eye.
It is time to recognize their efforts and contributions. I encourage you to support this program of recognition for distinguished D.C. employees by nominating a deserving coworker, a friend, or yourself for the 2012 Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards.
Any full-time employee of the District of Columbia government who is not serving as a Cabinet-level appointee or department deputy is eligible for an award. The employee must have at least five years of continuous employment with the District government. Volunteers, temporary, or contract workers are not eligible to participate. Teachers and principals are also not eligible.
Nominations for the Cafritz Awards are welcomed from citizens, community and business stakeholders, civic organizations, and government employees. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nominations will be accepted until November 18, 2011. For more information and to nominate someone who makes life better for the people of D.C., visit www.cafritzawards.org.