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Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

Tenth Annual Excellence in Virginia Government Awards
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Richmond Marriott

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The Excellence in Virginia Government Awards (EVGA) are presented by VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs to celebrate the accomplishments of Virginians who have made distinctive contributions to the practice of government and to the well-being of our communities and our citizens. Now entering its tenth year, the EVGA has become a hallmark of excellence for both VCU and the commonwealth of Virginia. Last year’s ceremony was a tremendous success with more than 300 individuals and 21 sponsors attending the event.

2014 award winners

The Wilder School and our EVGA Steering Committee are delighted to announce the 2014 EVGA recipients:

Lifetime Achievement
Dr. John P. Thomas
Weldon Cooper Center for Public Policy

Public Private Partnership
Peninsula Council for Workforce Development
The Honorable Matthew James, President and CEO
Shawn Avery, Vice President

Innovation in Government
Virginia Department of Planning and Budget
Daniel Timberlake, Director

Community Enhancement
Appalachian Prosperity Project
Skip Skinner, Pace Lochte, Marcia Quesenberry and Suzanne Morse Moomaw

Public Information
Richmond Forum
Bill Chapman, Executive Director and Producer

Unsung Hero
Martin “Tutti” Townes
Head Butler
Executive Mansion

Hill-Robinson Expansion of Freedom Award
Raymond H. Boone, Sr.
Richmond Free Press

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The EVGA ceremony offers an ideal opportunity to recognize exemplary leadership and innovation while expanding interest and excitement in the field of public service. Generally, public nominations are reviewed between May and August each year.

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Public nominations made after April 15, 2014 will be considered for the 2015 EVGA ceremony.


To sponsor the 2014 EVGA, please read our sponsorship information handout Get Adobe Reader or visit our registration page to sign up.

For more information, please contact:
Diana "Gay" Cutchin
Internship Coordinator
Phone: (804) 827-2417