Wright honored for 40 years of federal service

Wright honored for 40 years of federal service Lynn D. Jensen, state director for USDA Rural Development, recognized Dorothy Wright of Vermillion recently for her 40 years of service to the federal government.

Wright serves in the Rural Development office in Vermillion as a rural development technician.

"Our employees are very dedicated and deserving public servants," Jensen said. "With our length of service awards we recognize their contributions to South Dakota and the communities they live in.

"Dorothy has distinguished herself in her work and commitment to government service and her contributions are greatly appreciated," he said.

Wright is a graduate of Wakonda High School and has been employed in both Yankton and Vermillion federal offices, starting with the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and more recently with USDA Rural Development following reorganization of FmHA in 1995. She has been a member of both the national and state associations of support personnel for several years and is presently serving as treasurer for the State Association of Support Personnel.

She lives in Vermillion with her husband Gary and has two children, Tamara of Phoenix, AZ, and David of Seattle, WA.

USDA Rural Development serves as the lead federal entity for rural development needs, and administers program assistance through three agencies: Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Utilities Service. Further information on USDA Rural Development programs can be obtained by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov.

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