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During Public Service Recognition Week, Omaha Field Office welcomes Great Plains regional leadership for reflection, recognition, and fun
[Great Plains Regional Administrator Ulysses Clayborn (left) presenting Lead IT 
Specialist Brent Ericson (right) with a service award for 35 years of service. (Photo Credit: Omaha field office)]
Great Plains Regional Administrator Ulysses Clayborn (left) presenting Lead IT Specialist Brent Ericson (right) with a service award for 35 years of service. (Photo Credit: Omaha field office).

On May 9, 2023, Omaha field office staff and Great Plains Regional Administrator Ulysses 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. According to Clayborn, 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 an 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.

“I want to thank each of you who attended. Congratulations to those with many years of service who were recognized yesterday, said Omaha Field Office Director Kathryn “Kitty” Amaya. “We have a cumulative 48 years plus of service in our office!”

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

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