Today, Mayor Richard M. Daley was joined by local dignitaries to honor the recipients of the 2010 Kathy Osterman Awards which recognize the superior public service achievements of municipal employees.
Throughout its history this program has recognized hundreds of dedicated employees from the City of Chicago and its sister agencies, and has helped to promote public appreciation of their contributions to the city and its residents.
“The recipients of this year’s Kathy Osterman Awards exhibit selfless contributions on behalf of the City of Chicago and its residents,” Mayor Daley said. “They also share superior leadership skills and a strong desire to help others.”
The awardees represent the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Transit Authority, City Colleges of Chicago, and the Chicago Housing Authority.
“The dedication to public service and the leadership that these individuals exhibit in their work and in their communities have helped shape Chicago into a great city,” said Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources George Arteaga.
The awards program began through the efforts of the National Civil Service League and was known as the Superior Public Service Awards. In 1993, it was renamed in honor of the late Kathy Osterman who served as alderman and later as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.