George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service
The George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service recognizes an individual's or group's dedication to public service at the local, state, national or international levels. The award underscores President Bush's long service and commitment to public service. In 1997, President Bush confirmed this commitment when he said "Public Service is a noble calling and we need men and women of character to believe that they can make a difference in their communities, in their states and in their country."
It was with this in mind that the Board of Directors of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation instituted this award. The outstanding performance and contribution of the recipient not only serve to highlight their achievements and President Bush's legacy, but also serve as an incentive to us all to take on the challenges of service to others.
The George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service is a custom crystal sculpture by Steuben of New York. Designer Eric Hilton, as a special commission for this award, created this three panel prismatic column of crystal. In the center of the column is a shallow lens engraving of the world.