FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 1996
Governor to recognize outstanding state
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today recognized 18 outstanding state
managers at the 11th annual Distinguished Management Leadership
Awards luncheon at the Executive Mansion.
"Today's state managers face tight restrictions on resources,
rising public expectations, unprecedented technological advances,
and a changing workforce," the governor said. "But these
leaders have found a way to not only improve state government
but to inspire others with their commitment to public service."
This year's program recognizes managers from 17 state agencies.
Ten of the honorees received the Distinguished Management Leadership
Award. Eight honorees received the Governor's Sustaining Leadership
Award, recognizing long-standing leadership in state government.
A selection committee composed of agency directors and Governor's
Office staff chose the winners for both awards from a statewide
field of 53 managers.
Distinguished Management Leadership Award
|Jerry W. Alb||Department of Transportation||Olympia|
|Penny Black||Dept. of Social and Health Services||Olympia|
|Bob Bowman||Dept. of Social and Health Services||Seattle|
|Mary E. Burg||Department of Ecology||Olympia|
|Gail Finley Rarey||Department of Health||Sumner|
|Dick Gebhart||Department of Revenue||Elma|
|John La Rocque||Dept. of Community, Trade and Economic Development||Olympia|
|Capt. Robert J. Lopez||Washington State Patrol||Olympia|
|Patricia Palmer||Dept. of Veterans' Affairs||Puyallup|
|Patricia Stoneman Lowe||Dept. of Social and Health Services||Seattle|
Governor's 1996 Sustaining Leadership Award
|Sydney W. Beckett||Department of Licensing||Olympia|
|Charles Elzie||Dept. of Veterans' Affairs||Spanaway|
|Susan L. Everett||Department of Transportation||Seattle|
|Mary Ann LaFazia||Dept. of Social and Health Services||McCleary|
|Ernest LaPalm||Dept. of Labor and Industries||Lacey|
|Vikki Riffe||Department of Revenue||Lacey|
|Michael Rundlett||Department of Ecology||Bothell|
|Janeen M. Wadsworth||Department of Corrections||Olympia|
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office