AUGUSTA – Maine State employees and their families gathered at the Blaine House recently for the annual William Twarog Employee Recognition Ceremony. Gov. Paul LePage presented awards to nearly two dozen people recognizing their dedication to public service.

Managers of the Year:

* Andy Giroux, Department of Administrative & Financial Services

* Henry Jennings, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources

* Margaret Greenwald, Office of the Attorney General

* Katherine Eickenberg, Department of Conservation

* Mark Roberts, Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

* Andrew Johnson, Department of Environmental Protection

* Paul Courtemanche, Department of Health & Human Services

* Curt Johnson, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

* Everson Stinson, Department of Labor

* Heidi Bray, Department of Marine Resources

* Lt. William Harwood, Department of Public Safety

* Eric Bellavance, Department of the Secretary of State

* Mark Alley, Department of Transportation

Employees of the Year

* Howard Clary, Department of Administrative & Financial Services

* Carol Gauthier, Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources

* Arlene Harrison, Office of the Attorney General

* Brenda Stevens, Department of Audit

* Denice Baron, Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

* Lisa Higgins, Department of Environmental Protection

* Jamie Coggeshall, Department of Health & Human Services

* Robert Cordes, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

* Adam Fisher, Department of Labor

* Marcy Nelson, Department of Marine Resources

* Tracy Poulin, Department of Public Safety

* Jessica Pomerleau, Department of the Secretary of State

* Phil Kronholm, Department of Transportation

A special presentation was also made to Janis Frost, retired from the Department of Health & Human Services.