April 3, 2013

Larson aide wins public service award

I know Eva Bunnell. She's absolutely wonderful. So it's nice to see that she's getting some serious recognition for her sterling work with U.S. Rep. John Larson, where she played a critical role in the creation of the nation's first Youth Cabinet, something my son now serves on. Anyway, here's the press release:


(Washington) - Today Congressman John B. Larson announced that Eva Bunnell of his Hartford district office has won this year’s Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Public Service. The award, presented once a year during Public Service Recognition Week, recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and achievements of one staff member of the New England Congressional delegation. Nominees are reviewed by a panel of New England Federal Executives and the Moakley family and are required to have shown strong innovative methods of thinking and effective work on behalf of their constituents, the people of New England and the nation. Eva is the first staff member of Connecticut’s House delegation to win the award.

“Today I am proud to celebrate the work of Eva Bunnell, this year’s winner of the prestigious Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Public Service,” said Congressman Larson. “For years her efforts and determination to help Connecticut’s children, families and most vulnerable populations have been an inspiration to all those fortunate enough to work with her. Eva has also worked to ensure better outcomes from federal spending and advocated for increased youth engagement in government, successfully coordinating efforts between state and federal agencies and establishing the first in the nation Congressional Youth Cabinet.”

“Congressman Joe Moakley was a powerful and effective figure in Congress, serving with some of our nation’s most storied leaders on issues of human rights, environment and housing. Above all, Congressman Moakley was known for never forgetting where he came from,” Larson continued. “The announcement of this award is a great honor for our office, and exemplifies everything Eva does for the people of Connecticut.”

Eva Bunnell began working for Congressman Larson in 2008, recently rising to her current role as Senior Policy Advisor in Hartford. Eva has worked on numerous projects in the first congressional district including legislation to help military families who have children with autism, efforts to increase positive outcomes from federal funding for children and families and the creation of the First Congressional Youth Cabinet. Eva currently resides in East Haddam.
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