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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Nominations for the 33rd Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

Virginia Hart was Wisconsin’s first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary.

By - Feb 19th, 2016 01:07 pm

Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced nominations are being sought for the 33rd annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award. The award is administered by the Department of Administration (DOA) Division of Personnel Management to honor women who are making a difference in Wisconsin state government.

“The award recognizes the service of women whose contributions to client, co-workers, or the public are substantial,” Governor Walker said. “In this way, we hope to encourage and recognize the achievements of all women in state government.”

Virginia Hart was Wisconsin’s first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary. Friends and colleagues established a fund after her retirement in 1983 to recognize the contributions of a woman in state government every year. The winner of this year’s award receives $250 and will be honored at the annual Virginia Hart Award Event in Madison in May.

If you are interested in nominating someone for the award, please see the attached form or visit:  The deadline for submitting nominations is March 31, 2016.

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