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Nominations open for 7th Annual Iowa Job Honor Awards

Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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Nominations open for 7th Annual Iowa Job Honor Awards

Tue, 09/01/2020 – 21:33

Gov. Kim Reynolds is encouraging Iowans to make nominations for the Seventh Annual Iowa Job Honor Awards, which recognizes individuals who overcome significant barriers to employment to build a better life as well as the employers who hire them.

“Resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity is part of who we are as Iowans,” Gov. Reynolds said. “Whether it’s overcoming a criminal record, not speaking English, a disability or another barrier to getting a job, the Iowa Job Honors Awards highlights those amazing stories of determination and accomplishment to better one’s life. They also do an incredible job highlighting the employers who see the potential in people by creating opportunities for those who have worked hard to overcome barriers to success.” 

The Iowa Job Honor Awards is focused on what they call the “Great Untapped Workforce,” or the millions of working age adults who do not participate in the workforce due to barriers such as a criminal record, disability, drug and alcohol addiction, immigration challenges, homelessness, illiteracy, a background of poverty, or others. 

The nationally-recognized awards will hold their annual event in December. Due to COVID-19, it will be held online. Nominations are due September 30 and can be submitted at www.jobhonor.org. Previous year’s honorees can also be viewed at the website.

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