Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards
2013 Thomas S. Green Awards Nomination Announcement
Do you know an exceptional public employee deserving of special recognition for working with the public, improving the delivery of a service or improving the operations of a department? This is your opportunity to nominate that employee for special recognition. The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is accepting nominations for its prestigious Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards, which honor public employees for their exceptional service and commitment to the citizens of Worcester and the region. The criteria for the Thomas S. Green Awards, which are open to all city and town employees except department and division heads, are as follows:
- Municipal employees in Worcester County
- Exceptional competence and efficient handling of all assigned responsibilities.
- Willing performance of tasks above and beyond the call of duty.
- Friendly, helpful, and cooperative attitude toward the public and fellow employees.
- Volunteer community service outside the scope of job-related responsibilities. (Important, but not required.)
Award winners will be publicly recognized at a ceremony on March 20, 2013 at Assumption College at 5p.m. The ceremony will be followed by a free reception at the college for the winners and their families, friends, and fellow employees.
The Research Bureau encourages municipal employees, Research Bureau directors, former Award recipients, and the public at-large to submit nominations to the Bureau by November 19, 2012. You may re-nominate candidates who were nominated in previous years and did not receive the award.
The Thomas Green Awards not only give recognition to exceptional municipal employees and bring credit to particular supervisors and departments, but also remind the public of the dedication that many municipal employees bring to their work.
The list of distinguished past recipients can be found here. Click here to download the nomination form. For more information contact Roberta Schaefer, President & CEO of The Research Bureau at 508-799-7169.
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Thomas S. Green
The Research Bureau's annual awards to outstanding City employees are appropriately named in memory of Thomas S. Green who for many years until his death in 1987 personified integrity, exceptional leadership, and remarkable commitment to voluntary public service on behalf of the City of Worcester.
Before joining Norton Company (now Saint-Gobain) in 1947 where he became Vice President, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration and worked for the Federal government as a regional coordinator of its housing program.
Although he held many important executive positions in Norton Company, both in this country and abroad, Tom Green had an abiding interest in Worcester's City government, During the course of his distinguished career, he served as a member of the City Civic Center Commission, as a Director of the Worcester Public Library, and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Worcester Selective Service Board. The list of the City's civic and charitable organizations in which he actively participated is too long to enumerate, but it includes service as President of the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce, the Citizens' Plan E Association, the Social Service Planning Corporation, and the Worcester Historical Museum. Most appropriately, Tom Green was a founder and a very supportive Director of The Research Bureau.
Just as the recipients of the Thomas S. Green Awards serve as role mode is for City employees, Tom Green served as a role model of good citizenship for all of us.
2012 T. S. Green Awards held on 3/15/12