Friends, families and co-workers gathered Sept. 13 to honor a group of employees who are celebrating their lengthy service to the State of Kansas.
Employees were presented with service pins for 40 years and 50 years of service to the State. The event was held in the Rotunda of the Kansas Statehouse. Thirty of the 40-year recipients were present for the event.
Gov. Brownback thanked the employees for the dedication and professionalism they have demonstrated during their tenure with the State. A reception was held immediately following the event.
Honorees noted in their biographies that they had witnessed many changes in Kansas government over the years, including the advent of the first computerized systems and expanded duties as agency missions changed over the decades.
Employees honored represented the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of government, including several from Kansas Board of Regents Institutions.
Sarah L. Shipman, Secretary of Administration, served as emcee for the event.
Biographies of the honorees can be found here: Bios of 2016 Employee Service Pin Honorees.