State Academy Awards

The State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA) has two principal public service award categories 1) Public Service Excellence Awards, and 2) Nelson A. Rockefeller Award.  More information below:

The Public Service Excellence Awards – The 2021 Public Service Excellence Award Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 20th via Zoom due to the COVID pandemic.

For 2021 SAPA Public Service Excellence Awards were awarded to 3 individuals, 3 teams and 2 honorable mentions to:

  • Bob Rice, NYS DOT Region 1
  • Daniel Martuscello III, NYS DOCCS (Corrections & Community Supervision)
  • John WIlliams, NYS Energy Research & Development Authority
  • Albany County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Improvement Program Team
  • Battery Park City Authority Zero Waste Advisory Committee Team
  • NYS Veterans’ Services DVS Learning Team

Honorable Mention to:

  • Cody Baker, NYS DOT Finger Lakes
  • Lindsey Foot, Office of Medicaid Inspector General

The Capital District Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Awards were awarded to:

  • Susan A. Rizzo, Albany County Comptroller
  • Ken Shulman, NYS Office of the State Comptroller

2021 SAPA Essentials Graduates Acknowledged During the Award Ceremony:

  • Emma Antolos
  • Sofia Aronowitz
  • Charlene Cordero
  • Cate Degen
  • Alex George
  • Leslie Green
  • Jennifer Gregory
  • Winston Heslop
  • Kimberly Jones
  • Maria Volpe-McDermott
  • Shelbi McIlroy
  • Katelyn O’Leary
  • Anthony Swingruber

2020 Public Service Excellence Awards were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

For A Listing of Past Awardees