There are still tickets and sponsorships available for the Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards banquet a Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque.
Virgin Galactic President Michael P. Moses, former NASA flight controller, director and space shuttle launch manager, will be the keynote speaker.
Moses leads Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism company in all aspects of space line operations, including WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo vehicle processing, flight planning, astronaut training, and flight crew operations, according to the company. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham also is expected to say a few words.
Visit nmdpsa.eventbrite.com for tickets or sponsorships.
The annual awards program, in its 50th year, recognizes individuals for notable contributions to public service and exceptional contributions to their respective communities.
This year winners include Lifetime Achievement awardee Dr. Sanjeev Arora of the University of New Mexico Hospital, who created Project ECHO in 2003, now a worldwide treatment system to cover more than 60 disease areas and complex issues with 256 academic hubs and 600 projects in 34 countries.
This year’s other award winners are David Campbell of Rio Rancho; John Heaton of Carlsbad; Joe Mauderly of Albuquerque; Tammie Moe of Gallup; Debbie Moore of Las Cruces; Alicia Ortega of Pojoaque Pueblo; Kyle Rhodes of Farmington/Bloomfield; Eliseo “Cheo” Torres of Albuquerque; and Pat Vincent-Collawn of Albuquerque.
Virgin Galactic President Michael P. Moses