Former State Sen. Beverly Gard to Receive Award

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The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series will honor former State Sen. Beverly Gard with the Nancy A. Maloley Outstanding Public Service Award at the Lugar Series 28th Annual Luncheon April 9.

Gard has served as an Indiana state senator for 24 years, authoring numerous pieces of legislation primarily focusing on the environment, health, utilities and local government. Upon retiring from the Indiana Senate in 2012, Gard became active in public policy issues and continues to stay engaged serving as chair on multiple boards and commissions, including Environmental Rules Board, Lobby Registration Commission, Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee, and the Alcohol Code Revision Commission.

The Nancy A. Maloley Outstanding Public Service Award was established to recognize a Hoosier Republican woman who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to serving the public through appointed governmental or political office, after the extended Lugar family lost a dear friend, Nancy Maloney, to a courageous battle with cancer in 2002.

“Senator Gard’s commitment to public service is what the Lugar Series program is about,” said Lugar Series Executive Director Anne Hathaway. “We are so proud to have her as an inspiration to women leaders in Indiana and to honor her with this year’s Nancy A. Maloley Outstanding Public Servant Award.”

The honoree is selected each year by a committee comprised of representatives from Maloley’s family, Senator Lugar’s extended team and the Lugar Series, based on their dedication to public service, creative approach to problem solving, intellectual competency and effective management and leadership.

Past recipients of this award, include Congresswoman Susan Brooks; United State Federal Justice Sarah Evans Barker; the Honorable Robyn L. Moberly, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Indiana; and former Indiana Lieutenant Governor Beck Skillman.

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is a nonprofit organization inspired by former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar. The Series is a women’s leadership development program designed to increase the number of Republican women in local, state and national elective and appointive offices.

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