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About the Service to the Citizen® Awards

The Service to the Citizen Awards: Champions of Change Program aims to honor exemplary public servants who excel in delivering impactful services that positively affect the lives of the public. These public servants will be recognized at the The Mayflower in Washington, D.C. on September 13, 2024.

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Nominations have closed for 2024!

Winners will be announced on June 18, 2024!

Highlights from the 2023 Service to the Citizen Awards!

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The Impact

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"Rounding out this amazing 2 weeks sprint with my colleagues, many of them innovation fellows in my cohort. The culmination of this experience here at the Service to the Citizen award banquet was quite surreal.


I’ve learned and grown exponentially both personally and professionally over this past year. While my vision for recreational and creative arts therapy lives on through the continued work and professional advocacy in my career, I’m grateful for the connections, mentorship and training I’ve had access to over this past year. As I step into a new season of my career, I will carry this work with me as I stay open to unfolding opportunities.


The return on investment of this fellowship is a lifelong commitment as a federal servant to the greater good of our citizens. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to pause, celebrate our achievements and recommit to the next iteration of VHA care and designing for the future.


I’m immensely proud of the work these amazing humans usher forth each and every day and I hope to fulfill the oath we all take when we first began our careers."

Taylor Hooker, Incoming Chief of Learning Engineering, San Francisco VA Medical Center; Entrepreneur in Residence Fellow, VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Thank You to our Sponsors

Learn more about the companies who made this event possible and how you can become a part of next year's event.

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