Jacklyn Brink Rosen

Jacklyn Brink Rosen (center) was hosted by Gerry Bonds on her radio
program, “The Living Room.” Ms. Rosen was advocating for legislation
to fight hunger. Joining them was Rep. Richard Morrissette (right).

Announcing the Newest Winner of
Our UNA-OKC Public Service Award

We are proud to announce the winner of our 2014 Public Service Award — Jacklyn Brink Rosen.

Ms. Rosen is a Legislative Assistant for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She was nominated by Rep. Richard Morrissette, who represents District 92 in Oklahoma City.

Several factors were considered in the decision to select Ms. Rosen as our award winner. First, we are impressed by her professionalism and commitment to the functions of the Oklahoma House of Representatives — including the development of public policy, respect for the law, accountability, and responsiveness to constituent problems.

Just as important, we want to recognize Ms. Rosen’s spirit of volunteerism — a trait that is shared by many public sector workers in our state.

Ms. Rosen has been active in several community grassroots organizations, including the Shiloh Summer Camp, the Needs Foundation, RESULTS (a national group that creates the political will to end poverty), and the Malnutrition Coalition (a group that Jacklyn founded). Not least of all, Ms. Rosen is a volunteer leader of our Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA.

Food security is a centerpiece issue for Jacklyn. Her concern about issues related to hunger and poverty motivated her to join the United Nations Association.

In the next few days, we will publish a more in-depth article about Ms. Rosen’s selection as this year’s recipient of our Public Service Award.

The announcement of our Public Service Award winner coincides with the United Nations’ “Public Service Day” — June 23rd — an annual day intended to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community. 

In establishing Public Service Day, the UN General Assembly recognized that “…efficient,
accountable, effective and transparent public administration, at both the national and
international levels, has a key role to play in the implementation of internationally agreed
goals, including… the United Nations Millennium Declaration.” 

For more information about international efforts to celebrate the value of public administration,
see the website of the United Nations Public Administration Network:  www.unpan.org.

Congratulations, Jacklyn Brink Rosen!

The first of the Millennium Development Goals is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Globally, about 870 million people are estimated to be undernourished. More than 100 million children under age five are still undernourished and underweight.
Find more information at the UN website: www.un.org/millenniumgoals/poverty.shtml
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