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PRESS RELEASE: Washington State DOC Announces Agency Award Winners

Released April 14, 2017

Contact Jeremy Barclay , (360) 515-6661

DOC Communications

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Annual Agency Awards. The awards recognize employees for their continuous, outstanding work to improve public safety. The recipients were recognized during a ceremony in Tumwater on Friday, April 14, 2017.

"Each of the award recipients serves as an example of the extraordinary work that our agency undertakes every day to improve public safety for all Washingtonians," said Acting Secretary Jody Becker.

A total of 89 DOC employees received agency awards out of a pool of 983 nominations.

The following awards were given to corrections employees:

Valor Award
Leadership Award
Petrine Marciniak Inspirational Award
Diversity Award
Community Service Award
Excellence in Safety Award
Community Corrections Officers of the Year
Counselors of the Year
Correctional Officers of the Year
Employees of the Year
Supervisors of the Year
Team Excellence Award – Cedar Creek Corrections Center Adult Corrections Cook Staff
  • Paydrick Adams
  • Heather Fahsholtz
  • Anthony Gutierrez
  • Keith Lawson
  • Matthew Leoplold
  • Patricia Riley
  • Christina Rodriguez-Brengan
Innovation Team Award – Advance Corrections