State awards program seeking nominees

The New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards is looking for a dozen residents to honor as role models.
In its 33rd year, the state program recognizes volunteerism and public service and improvement of government by citizens and government employees.
The program is particularly interested in nominations from outside the metro areas and from New Mexico’s tribes, according to Mike Murphy, board member for the program.
Awards are given in four categories: federal government and national laboratories, state government and universities, local and Indian government, and business and civic.
Awards will be presented Sept. 12.
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The awards were created during the 1960s, when it became difficult to recruit talent for government service, in conjunction with the National Civil Service League.
Chairmen of this year’s program are Gov. Bill Richardson and Dan Lopez, president of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
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