Legislative Education Staff Network

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Legislative Education Staff Network 2010 Recognition Award


To: Legislative Education Staff
From: Paul Aguilar, NCSL Co-Chair, Legislative Education Staff Network, New Mexico
Robin Madison, ECS Co-Chair, Legislative Education Staff Network, Iowa
Date: April 6, 2010
Re: Legislative Education Staff Network Recognition Award

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We all know one--a legislative education staffer who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, competence and integrity in service to the legislature and the public; is an expert in education policy; and contributes to the work of the Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN).  Such a person deserves our admiration and recognition for their efforts.  With this goal in mind, it is our pleasure to announce that LESN is accepting nominations of legislative education staff for the 2010 LESN Recognition Award!  This is your chance to recognize a talented employee or colleague who has provided outstanding service to the legislative process through the years and who has been active in our network.  This year's award recipient will be recognized at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 25-28 and the Education Commission of the States (ECS) National Forum in Portland, Oregon on August 18-20.

All legislative staff that work on education policy and have participated in the LESN are eligible to receive this award.  The selection criteria are listed in the award guidelines.  Please submit the nomination form by Friday, May 21, detailing your nominee's contributions and how the nominee meets the selection criteria.  The recipient of the award will be notified no later than Friday, June 4.

 We stronly encourage you to showcase your state's education staff and recognize their contributions to LESN and the legislative process by nominating your colleagues. We look foreard to receiving your nominations.  Please contact Sara Shelton, NCSL LESN Staff Coordinator, at (303) 856-1647 or sara.shelton@ncsl.org or Melodye Bush, ECS LESN Staff Coordinator, at (303) 299-3631 or mbush@ecs.org if you have any questions.