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During Public Service Recognition Week, Omaha field office welcomes Great Plains regional leadership for reflection, recognition and fun
[The Omaha field office staff and Great Plains Regional Administrator Deke Clayborn (top-center) enjoying the brain teasing game “BOP” at the Public Service Recognition Week celebration. Credit: Omaha field office]
The Omaha field office staff and Great Plains Regional Administrator Deke Clayborn (top-center) enjoying the brain teasing game “BOP” at the Public Service Recognition Week celebration.
Credit: Omaha field office.
[Regional Administrator Deke Clayborn presenting Lead IT 
Specialist Brent Ericson with a service award for 35 years of service]
Regional Administrator Deke Clayborn presenting Lead IT Specialist Brent Ericson with a service award for 35 years of service

On May 9, 2023, Omaha field office staff and Great Plains Regional Administrator Deke Clayborn celebrated Public Service Recognition Week.  Clayborn provided remarks, thanking the entire office for their committed service. Clayborn also noted that HUD’s appreciation of each of the team members extends well- beyond this week’s celebration. It is really why staff do what they do, day in and day out, to advance the spirit of public service that makes each of them invaluable to our mission.  The awards recognized staff service spanning from between 10 and amazing 45 years of service. 

The festivities included lunch and a vast array of desserts that the leadership team provided.  The celebration included board games, bag-toss, and some electronic brain teasers.  The best part of the entire gathering were the smiles on everyone’s faces and displays of camaraderie amongst staff and leadership allowing everyone to have some fun together.  Staff from all HUD program offices and major divisions were represented and lent a helping hand with the planning and set up. 

Rounding out the day, Clayborn remarked that the many outstanding decades of service present in the Omaha Field Office is a great credit to HUD and its mission.

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