Right now, for example, it might seem like a lot of things aren’t working very well in our government. But this week I had the delight of seeing the other side of the federal government at work when I attended the Sammy Awards in Washington, DC.
I thought this trip would be all about celebrating my sister’s nomination for her work with mosses and in uncovering hot spots of pollution in cities. And to be sure, we spent a LOT of time celebrating (including a clandestine acquisition of a souvenir cutlery set for someone special). What I didn’t expect was to find myself feeling excited and proud of what goes on behind the scenes in government.
Here are some of the other every day heroes who were recognized at this event:
I’ll leave you with this thought, direct from the lovely gala program:
We get in the habit of speaking of the government as if it were something apart from us. The government is us—we are the government, you and I.
President Theodore Roosevelt.
Learn more about the Partnership for Public Service and the Sammy Awards at ourpublicservice.org.
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation