The Civic Federation is pleased to announce that Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Dr. Allison Arwady are co-recipients of the 29th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award, presented and administered by the Civic Federation.
The Excellence in Public Service Award is an annual recognition of a non-elected government official (or in this case, officials!) who has had an extraordinary impact on the quality of state or local government services in Illinois.
For only the second time in 29 years the Motorola Advisory Committee has unanimously agreed to honor two equally deserving public servants. We look forward to celebrating the distinguished careers and exemplary public service contributions of Dr. Ezike and Dr. Arwardy on Wednesday, February 10.
Healthcare workers, first responders and government employees receive complimentary "Guest" registration, using the link above.
- Opening remarks and welcome - Civic Federation President Laurence Msall and Chair Monica Mueller
- Special remarks and presentation of the awards - Cynthia Yazdi, Motorola Solutions
- Video tribute to Dr. Ezike, followed by Dr. Ezike's remarks
- Video tribute to Dr. Arwady, followed by Dr. Arwady's remarks
- Keynote discussion - Dr. Ezike and Dr. Arwady with special guest moderator Dr. Julie Morita, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Closing remarks - Civic Federation President Laurence Msall
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2019 Dorval Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority
2012 Julie Hamos, Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
2011 Margaret C. Daley, Former First Lady, City of Chicago
2010 James R. Reilly, Trustee, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
2009 Judy Erwin, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education
2008 Arne Duncan, CEO, Chicago Public Schools
2007 Ron Huberman, President, Chicago Transit Authority
2006 Lori Healey, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
2005 Shirley Madigan, Chair, Illinois Arts Council
2004 Terry Peterson, CEO, Chicago Housing Authority
2003 James Joyce, Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department
2002 Pam McDonough, Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
2001 William Holland, Auditor General, State of Illinois
2000 Mary Dempsey, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
Audrey McCrimon, Assistant to Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
1999 Lois Weisberg, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
1998 Paul Vallas, CEO, Chicago Public Schools
1997 Jess McDonald, Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
1996 Richard Wagner, Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education
1995 Robert Belcaster, Chairman, Chicago Transit Authority
1994 Ruth Rothstein, Director, Cook County Hospital
1993 Mary Decker Laraia, Director, Cook County Capital Planning
1992 Sister Sheila Lyne, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Health