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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVANT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR WORK TO PROMOTE PROSPERITY
AWARD HONORS QUIET LEADERSHIP AND WORK TO ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE FOR NORTH CAROLINA’S POOR
Lindsey Dowling, Director of Policy and Operations for the Office of the House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Hager, was honored with the 2016 Unsung Hero Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability Monday for her quiet commitment and effort in the state to protect the truly needy by eliminating welfare policies that promote dependency.
Dowling has helped develop positive welfare reforms that encourage independence and discourage abuse and long-term reliance on public support. Her efforts have helped highlight the perverse incentives in many of the state’s welfare programs that trap many North Carolinians in a cycle of dependency, and her work will create real hope for better opportunities for those seeking a better life.
“Positive changes are impossible without the tireless efforts of dedicated people working behind the scenes to make their states a better place, and North Carolina is blessed to have such an amazing talent who is helping make a difference in people’s lives,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“Dowling has done the hard work of turning bold ideas into the realities that are the key to keeping North Carolina’s future bright, for its working poor and its vulnerable citizens.”
Dowling is just one of a small handful of public servants being recognized from around the country with the annual award for their work in 2016.