AUGUSTA — More than two dozen state employees were recently honored with awards recognizing their public service.

The 26 recipients and their families gathered Dec. 22 at the Blaine House for the annual William Twarog Employee Recognition Ceremony, at which Gov. Paul LePage presented the awards.

The recipients were:

* Managers of the year: Andy Giroux, of Oakland, Department of Administrative and Financial Services; Henry Jennings, of Readfield, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; Margaret Greenwald, of Hallowell, Office of the Attorney General; Katherine Eickenberg, of Liberty, Department of Conservation; Mark Roberts, of Randolph, Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management; Andrew Johnson, of Auburn, Department of Environmental Protection; Paul Courtemanche, of Auburn, Department of Health and Human Services; Curt Johnson, of Poland, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Everson Stinson, of Corinth, Department of Labor; Heidi Bray, of Palermo, Department of Marine Resources; Lt. William Harwood, of Augusta, Department of Public Safety; Eric Bellavance, of Lewiston, Department of the Secretary of State; and Mark Alley, of Holden, Department of Transportation.

* Employees of the year: Howard Clary, of Augusta, Department of Administrative and Financial Services; Carol Gauthier, of Oakland, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; Arlene Harrison, of Albion, Office of the Attorney General; Brenda Stevens, of Sidney, Department of Audit; Denice Baron, of Belgrade, Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management; Lisa Higgins, of Augusta, Department of Environmental Protection; Jamie Coggeshall, of Sanford, Department of Health and Human Services; Robert Cordes, of Wilton, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Adam Fisher, of Farmingdale, Department of Labor; Marcy Nelson, of Edgecomb, Department of Marine Resources; Tracy Poulin, of Palermo, Department of Public Safety; Jessica Pomerleau, of Augusta, Department of the Secretary of State; and Phil Kronholm, of Medway, Department of Transportation.