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2013 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration is Paul Vogt

December 5, 2013 — 

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (Manitoba Region) has announced the 2013 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration as Paul Vogt. Vogt was presented with the medal by the Honourable Philip S. Lee, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, during a ceremony on December 5.

Paul Vogt.

Paul Vogt.

Paul Vogt currently is the executive-in-residence for the Manitoba Institute for Public Policy and a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Arts at the U of M.

He recently left the Government of Manitoba after a career spanning almost two decades, culminating with his eight-year term as Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet.

From the citation:

“As the formal head of the Civil Service, Mr. Vogt demonstrated unfailing commitment to public service, leading a series of initiatives designed to strengthen and sustain public service in Manitoba, including the Manitoba Civil Service Renewal Strategy, the Civil Service Learning Policy and the Executive Leadership Development Program.  Mr. Vogt also played a significant role in developing and advancing major government initiatives, including those relating to the green economy, economic development in Manitoba’s North, and Manitoba’s post-secondary education system.  Mr. Vogt also is well-known for his commitment to the volunteer sector, serving as an advisor to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an active volunteer within the United Way of Winnipeg, and a frequently-sought guest lecturer for classes held both by the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.”

Prior to his work with the provincial government, Vogt taught politics, economics and philosophy at the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba.


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