Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award​​

​​​The nomination period for the 41th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award will open June 2024. Nominations are due by September 27th, 2024. Please follow this link​ for more information on how to nominate a woman in state service.

The Virginia Hart award’s emphasis is on recognizing “unsung heroines” in state service, thus providing encouragement and recognition to all women in state government. The award seeks to recognize women who share the following qualities: esteem from peers; acceptance of responsibility beyond the limits of the nominee’s job description; sustained, extraordinary achievement of assigned tasks; performance recognition from clients; community service; self-improvement; and overcoming hardships ​to performance.​

The Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award will be conferred in an awards ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2024.