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The Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards were borne through the vision of J.E. Davis and A.D. Davis, co-founders of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and co-founders of Florida TaxWatch. Since 1989, Florida TaxWatch has held this Award Program, which recognizes state employees whose work increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and to save money for taxpayers and businesses. This year marks the 30th year of the awards and Kyra Solutions is honored to be the Anchor Sponsor! We held a kickoff reception on March 25 at our Tallahassee Collaboration Center with past winners, secretaries, department heads, coordinators, and chiefs of staff, and on September 11, we celebrated the many state employees that make Florida a better place to live, work, and play!
PRESS & EVENTS
November 20-22, 2019
November 19-22, 2019
San Francisco, CA
October 28, 2019
October 16, 2019
Linthicum Heights, MD
October 6-8, 2019
September 26-27, 2019
Chicago - Downers Grove, IL
September 15-17, 2019
Halifax, NS, Canada
September 9-11, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Tallahassee, Fla. — On Thursday, August 8, Florida TaxWatch held a press conference at their headquarters to announce some of the winners for the TaxWatch Productivity Awards, presented by Kyra Solutions. A group of sponsors and winners gathered together to support the winning agencies and state employees that have made an impactful difference in our state.
TaxWatch will be handing out nearly 200 awards this year, to a group of roughly 550 employees and 17 large teams. The large teams range from the Department of Environmental Protection as a unit, to the FIU Police Department, to the FSU Learning Systems Institute/CPALMS staff.
“The TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognize the commitment and innovation of our state employees who are serving Florida while working to save our taxpayer dollars,” stated Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. “Thank you to Kyra Solutions for ensuring this vital program continues to thrive for years to come, recognizing and encouraging the diligence of these dedicated public servants.”
“Kyra Solutions is proud to be the lead sponsor of the TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognizing state employees, who often go unrecognized, for their efforts in making our state more efficient and effective,” expressed Kyra Solutions, Inc. President and CEO Piyush Patel.
Kyra Solutions, Inc. is the title sponsor of the Awards program for the next decade. The firm exclusively serves the public sector; it has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Florida and won one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America. The TaxWatch Productivity Awards Program publicly recognizes and rewards state employees and work units whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and save money for Florida taxpayers and businesses. Since the inception of the program 30 years ago, over 16,000 nominations have been submitted to recognize state employees who have produced over $10 billion of added value to Florida’s taxpayers.
The TaxWatch Productivity Awards will kick off its award ceremonies on September 11, 2019 in Tallahassee and continue to travel around central and south Florida to present awards to the state employees in other regions. A list of winners is available on the Florida TaxWatch website.
Tallahassee, Fla. - On Tuesday, June 4, the Florida Cabinet unanimously passed a resolution declaring July 2019 as Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards Recognition Month. Kyra Solutions, Inc. who has served the Florida’s public sector since 2002, is the title sponsor of the Awards program for the next decade and was recognized by the Cabinet for this generous sponsorship. The TaxWatch Productivity Awards publicly recognizes and rewards state employees and work units whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and save money for Florida taxpayers and businesses. Since the inception of the program 30 years ago, over 16,000 nominations have been submitted to recognize state employees who have produced over $10 billion of added value to Florida’s taxpayers.
“The TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognize the commitment and innovation of our state employees who are serving Florida while working to save our taxpayer dollars,” stated Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who sponsored the resolution. “Thank you to Kyra Solutions for ensuring this vital program continues to thrive for years to come, recognizing and encouraging the diligence of these dedicated public servants.”
Kyra Solutions held a kickoff reception on March 25 at its Tallahassee Collaboration Center with past winners, agency secretaries, department heads, coordinators, and chiefs of staff in attendance. Judging for this year’s awards is currently taking place. Winners will be announced on September 11, 2019 at the Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards Ceremony in Tallahassee, FL.
“Kyra Solutions is excited and proud to be the lead sponsor of TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognizing state employees who go above and beyond their call of duty to make our state more efficient and effective,” said Piyush Patel, Kyra Solutions, Inc. President & CEO.
May 23, 2019
Building on nearly four decades of serving Florida’s taxpayers by improving government efficiency and taxpayer value in all areas of public policy, Florida TaxWatch established the Principal Leadership Awards program in 2014 to identify Florida’s most effective principals in high-risk K-12 public schools, recognize and reward their work, and promote their transformational practices throughout the state. The goal of the program is to improve student achievement in high-risk schools, thereby closing the achievement gap.
June 9-13, 2019
The 111th Association of American State Geologists Annual Meeting will be held in Montana at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort from June 9-13th. AASG represents the chief executives of the geological survey agencies from the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The four-day meeting includes technical sessions, field trips, and keynote addresses by invited speakers from across the realm of science, energy, environment, and policy.
June 13-14, 2019
The 2019 Sunshine State Scholars program will be held June 13-14, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Each of Florida’s school districts selects their top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Each of the scholars, along with their parents, will travel to Orlando for an extraordinary two-day program. This year’s program will bring 100 high school STEM scholars together to conduct a “think tank” on tough Florida challenges.
May 16-17, 2019
Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Florida Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public sector and private sector leaders to create an agenda that is relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants can take advantage of inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations and their own career paths.
June 24-26, 2019
The 2019 FAMIS Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Marriott World Center. Over 400 CIO’s, IT Staff, Instructional Technologists, and Florida Department of Education staff representing 60+ counties in Florida were in attendance last year, and this year will be even bigger!