October 19, 2012
The Motorola Solutions Foundation and the Civic Federation are pleased to announce the 2012 Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award honoree, Julie Hamos, Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The Excellence in Public Service Award annually recognizes a non-elected government official who has had an extraordinary impact on the quality of state and local government services in Illinois. The award will be presented on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Palmer House Hilton with a coffee reception beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by breakfast and the award program at 8:30 a.m.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service award has for 21 years sought to honor individuals who show dedication to a vision of quality management, leadership and innovation that leads to lasting achievements and a more effective government in Illinois.
In various roles with the State of Illinois, Julie Hamos has a distinguished record of achieving consensus and making significant steps forward on some of Illinois’ most daunting fiscal challenges. As Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services since 2010, Ms. Hamos has led an effort to transform the State’s Medicaid program into a cost-effective operation based on care coordination by healthcare providers, rather than expensive institutional care. In the midst of these changes, Ms. Hamos spearheaded a bi-partisan effort to resolve a Medicaid budget crisis in the current fiscal year that threatened the program’s survival.
Prior to her appointment at HFS, Ms. Hamos served over 11 years in the Illinois General Assembly where she successfully sponsored landmark pension and retiree healthcare reforms for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Past recipients of the Motorola Award include Former City of Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Trustee Jim Reilly, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and past Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman.
To request an invitation to the awards breakfast, or for more information, please contact Kara Forrestal at PJH & Associates at (312) 553-2000.