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Aug. 1, 2012


CSG Honors Nebraska's Lieutenant Governor

Rick Sheehy Receives the Distinguished Service to the States Awards at NLGA's Annual Meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy recently received The Council of State Governments’ Distinguished Service to the States award in recognition of his tireless work advancing issues crucial to his state.
CSG Executive Director David Adkins presented the award to Sheehy during the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s annual meeting in Chicago July 18-20. Sheehy serves as chair of NLGA, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. NLGA is a CSG affiliate.
“Lt. Gov. Sheehy has been a tireless advocate for Nebraska,” Adkins said. “He is nationally known for his work on e-health records, homeland security and emergency preparedness. He has helped make it easier for Nebraska residents to get the medical care they need, the education they want and information from the state that makes it easier for them to grow or create a business.”
Sheehy chairs Nebraska’s state Information Technology Commission, serves as director of homeland security, and works with the Department of Economic Development on business development and recruitment efforts. He has worked with the National Emergency Management Association and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Sheehy also is a member of the Homeland Security Advisors Council for the National Governors Association and has served on NLGA’s executive committee since 2007.


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