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Lori Schools
2019 Ganley Award Recipient

2019 Ganley Public Service Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award was presented to Lori Schools, Payroll Manager, Finance Department, at the annual Employee Service Awards Reception held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Ocean Gateway Terminal.

The Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award is presented annually to an employee of the City of Portland who exemplifies the dedication, knowledge and passion for municipal public service which characterized former City Manager Robert B. Ganley's life. Bob Ganley passed away December 23, 2000, having served as City Manager for 14+ years. This prestigious award recognizes an employee whose work for the citizens of Portland demonstrates, over a period of years, characteristics such as:


·  the efficient and economical use of city resources;

·  a mastery of skills and judgment required for successful performance of their duties;

·  the commitment to share knowledge and skills with co-workers;

·  the willing acceptance of public service as a vocation to which he or she has freely committed themselves;

·  a real concern to improve the common good;

·  the ability to respond genuinely to the concerns of individual citizens, to be attentive to voices not usually heard; and

·  adherence to the familiar maxim of Robert B. Ganley that good public service is recognized by the substance of the performance, not by the style in which it is carried out.

The Selection Committee is comprised of previous award recipients, as well as Human Resources staff; namely Gina Tapp and Carlene Kessler, and Communications Director, Jessica Grondin.

City Manager Jon Jennings presented Lori with the Ganley Award itself,  a certificate granting her a week off with pay, and a $250 gift card.  Lori’s daughter was with her during the ceremony.

Please join us in congratulating Lori for her truly outstanding work for the City of Portland as this year's Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award recipient.