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Claire Parkinson a Finalist for Service to America Award - Vote NOW!

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Claire Parkinson a Finalist for Service to America Award - Vote NOW!

Claire Parkinson has been named as one of two finalists for the Career Achievement Award, "one of the highest possible honors for a federal public servant," according to the Washington Post. The award is part of the Service to America Medal, awarded by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, and commonly considered to be the Oscars of government service.

The People’s Choice Award is determined by the public, and you may cast votes once daily here. Voting will continue until June 26, with the final five being announced on June 10 at 9 a.m.

Three of the finalists are in the area of Management Excellence, improving digital and telehealth options at Veterans Affairs that have allowed the agency to increase tenfold the number of patients treated remotely. One finalist, a lawyer in the State Department, is an Emerging Leader nominee. Joining Claire as a finalist for Career Achievement is Dr. Anthony Fauci, recently famous as the government's premier expert and spokesperson on infectious diseases.

As Dennis Andrucyk, Center Director of the Goddard Space Flight Center, notes, "Claire is being recognized for her cutting-edge scientific research over four decades, documenting changes in ice covers in the Arctic and Antarctic oceans and researching how they have played a significant role in climate change, as well as for her role as Project Scientist for NASA’s Aqua satellite."

We are so proud of you, Claire!