(Helena) Governor Brian Schweitzer and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger announced the 2011 recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Performance at a ceremony today in Helena.
“Montana is one of a handful of states with money in the bank, in part, because of our outstanding state employees,” Governor Brian Schweitzer said. “These 114 state employees, receiving recognition today, continue to do more with less and do it in way that is fiscally responsible and dedicated to serving the people of Montana. And these folks are just representatives of the entire state workforce that contribute every day to making our state a great place to live, raise a family, and start a business. On behalf of Montana citizens, I would like to thank all state employees for a job well done.”
“We’ve got employees here from Molt, Trout Creek, Lewistown, and Anaconda and all points in-between. We have groundskeepers from the Capitol Complex, a teacher from the School for the Deaf and Blind who has taught for over 38 years, Ag employees who are protecting our rivers and lakes from invasive species, a Livestock employee that implemented a program to compensate producers due to wolf predation, folks that work in the prison infirmary, a manager that staff’s the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates program, and over 100 other remarkable state employees being recognized here today,” Schweitzer said.