The Governor’s Awards of Excellence is a new employee recognition program designed to highlight excellence, build engagement, and provide a direct connection between the governor and executive branch employees.
Employees were recognized by Governor Noem and Lt. Governor Rhoden in four categories at an awards dinner on Thursday, on May 4, 2023.
Service: John Petersen, DOM
Safety: Kayla Oelkers, DOC
Leadership: Emmett Keyser, GFP
Innovation: Matt Oxner, DPS
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all state employees for your committment to the state of South Dakota.