Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Be Honored as Montgomery Chamber’s Public Sector Partner of Year

June 1, 2011

ROCKVILLE, MD, June 1, 2011: Tonight, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will honor the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as its Public Sector Partner of the Year. The award will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner, themed “Winning the Future,” at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Montgomery County Conference Center.

The award, this year sponsored by the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, recognizes local, state or national governmental organizations making a positive impact on Montgomery County and its business community.  Commissioner William D. Magwood will accept the award on behalf of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The NRC, a significant regional employer, is being honored for its exemplary employer practices. For the third time in a row, the NRC recently took the top spot among large agencies in a ranking of the best places to work in government. Conducted by the Partnership for Public Service, the Best Places to Work rankings are the most comprehensive and authoritative ratings and analyses of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government. NRC ranked first in leadership, pay and work-life balance for large agencies.

“Our Montgomery County business community values our relationship with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its presence in our region,” said Gigi Godwin, President and CEO of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. “Not only are they a model employer to 3,000 in the county, but they have a much broader impact—protecting citizens and the environment, creating jobs and economic value for businesses of all sizes, and giving back to the communities in which they live and work.”

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.

For more information on the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, please visit or call the Chamber at 301-738-0015.

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