IAmPublicService.org – Deadline Extended to January 12!

Greetings Fellow GovLoopers!

We have received roughly 30 submissions for the “I Am Public Service” initiative that seeks to highlight and honor your work in your own words. Some of the public servants who have submitted their stories so far include:

• a Liaison Officer for the USDA who develops the next generation of Hispanic leaders and first learned about the value of public service when his family migrated to the US when he was 14 years old and benefited from USDA food stamps.
• an information systems security evaluation expert who has engaged in more than 10 overseas missions to places like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Khartoum, North Korea, Syria, and his most recent trip to Baghdad, Iraq.
• two different military spouses who have made contributions to public service while their husbands fought for our nation around the globe.
• an ATV Safety Institute instructor who promotes the safe operation of All-Terrain Vehicles; and
• a civil investigator for the City Attorney’s Office in San Francisco who helps to reduce and eliminate abuse and fraud.

We’d like to get more than 50 submissions, if possible, and would really like to hear your story! As a result, we’ve extended the deadline to next Monday, January 12, 2009.

By the way, if you’re near a radio, you might want to tune into 1500 AM (Federal News Radio) at 5:05 p.m. today (Monday, January 5) when IAmPublicService.org will be interviewed on The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the podcast: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/emedia/141615.mp3

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Michael O. Johnston

Hello, I am working on my outline and will submit a final copy by this weekend. At first I was not sure that my field of work would meet the criteria, but after reconsidering and having an extension in the deadline I feel that my profession as a community educator does fit.

– Michael O. Johnston, MPA 09′