Congressman Tierney Recognized by Goodwill Industries®

Rockville, MD. – Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor Congressman John Tierney (D–MA) as a recipient of its Goodwill® National Policymaker Award for 2010.
The award recognizes a federal policymaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities.

Congressman Tierney and GII president and CEO Jim Gibbons shake hands
Congressman Tierney receives a National Policymaker Award from GII president and CEO Jim Gibbons.

Rep. Tierney was nominated by Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (Boston, MA) for his long history as a champion for the Workforce system. Tierney feels strongly about more accountability for the new legislation including youth being represented and helping both veterans and people with disabilities integrate into the workforce.
“Congressman Tierney has dedicated himself to work for reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “In addition, Goodwill is grateful for the public awareness that he brings to fully fund this legislation in order to maintain control over local workforce systems and put people in jobs.”
At a reception in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 27, Rep. Tierney was recognized and thanked for his ongoing concern for issues relevant to Goodwill. The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fourth Advocacy Day — “Invest in the American Worker.”
“The work Goodwill Industries does to provide job training and employment services to those looking for a better future for themselves and their families reflects the priorities for which I have long fought in Congress,” said Congressman John F. Tierney. “I am grateful and honored to be the recipient of Goodwill’s National Policymaker Award for 2010.”