Portland Announces 2013 Recipient of Ganley Award


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,687)

Portland Police Lieutenant Janine Roberts is the Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award for 2013 City Manager Mark Rees announced today.  The award will be presented to her on Thursday,  January 30th in the State of Maine Room in Portland City Hall at 3:00 pm.

The award is named in honor of highly regarded former City Manager Bob Ganley who passed away while serving in that role.  The Ganley award is presented annually to the employer who best exemplifies the dedication, knowledge and passion for municipal public service which characterized former City Manager Robert B. Ganley’s life.

Lieutenant Roberts, a 28 year veteran of the Portland Police force, was chosen for the City of Portland’s highest honor in recognition of her distinguished 28 years of service to the community as a member of the Police Department.  She has served with distinction on countless community based initiatives, partnerships and collaborations, has been deeply involved with community organizations and is notable in her support of a broad range of humanitarian efforts.

Some of her assignments and accomplishments  include: Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Crisis Negotiator and Homeland Security Coordinator.

Lieutenant Roberts has more than 120 letters of appreciation in her file and was recipient of the State of Maine’s American Legion’s Officer of the Year Award in 2009.