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Friday, November 20, 2020

Free Virtual Conference – Via Teams Live
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 2020 Distinguished Managerial Award Recipients

Valencia Babgy-Young, EdD Psychology, FNP-BC, MSN, MA, RN

Director of Health and Clinical Services

Department of Developmental Services


Posthumous Tribute

Martha ‘Marty’ Donovan, RN, MSN

Assistant Regional Director

Department of Developmental Services


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2020 Managers Day Charitable Donations

Our State Managers are always willing to show support to community charitable organizations. MAC has selected Foodshare as the recipient of charitable donations at our annual Managers Day to be held on November 20th.

During regular times food insecurity is a problem in every town in Hartford and Tolland counties, and 121,000 people are food insecure, including 1 in 6 children.  During Covid-19 the need of our families in our communities is even greater. 

Together, we can make a difference!

Donate on-line today!

Thank you for choosing to support Foodshare











Photo of awards.

Distinguished Managerial Service Award Program

Originally established by the Department of Administrative Services upon the recommendation of the Management Advisory Council, is now solely sponsored by the council.  Nominations are solicited annually from State managers for the service award.  Any individual or organization may nominate a current or former Connecticut state manager, including retirees.  The Distinguished Managerial Service Award program presents an excellent opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of State managers.  Awards are presented at State Managers Day, which is held annually in the Fall.


A Distinguished Managerial Service Award Selection Committee is established annually by the Management Advisory Council to review nominations and recommend awards.  Members of the Awards Committee include MAC Advisory Council members and MAC Representatives and Alternates.  Nominations are submitted to the Committee during the later months of summer.

Selection Criteria:

  • The nominee’s service to his/her agency
  • The nominee’s service to the people served by the agency
  • The nominee’s record of career growth and development
  • Volunteer services performed by the nominee
  • Any additional information the nominator believes is important

Nominations may be made using some or all of the criteria listed above.  Managers may be nominated for distinguished service or accomplishments taking place within a limited period of time, such as a special or major project, as well as for consistently distinguished service over a longer period of career service within state government.

There is no set formula given to any of the criteria.  The Awards Committee will examine each nomination on its merits.  It is recommended that each nominator make his/her nomination as complete as possible.

Review by Awards Committee

When the Awards Committee receives a nomination, they contact the nominee and request a copy of his/her curriculum vitae.  In addition, the Committee will advise the nominee’s agency head as a matter of courtesy.