Monday, January 9, 2023

Gov. Roy Cooper, MLK Commision host annual MLK Observance Program, Larkins Award Ceremony

Jan 9, 2023

2023 NC State Employees’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony

Friday, January 13, 2023, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In-Person: First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Live Stream: Watch live or later upon demand via State Employees' Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Observance Program & John R. Larkins Award Ceremony - YouTube

Keynote Speaker
Michael Regan, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality 

Governor Roy Cooper and the NC Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission invite all to the annual NC State Employees’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony. The theme for this year’s event is derived from one of Dr. King’s most notable quotes: “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”

The 2023 John R. Larkins Award will be presented during the ceremony to honor a state employee who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to equality in the workplace and dedication to improving local communities through volunteerism and community service.

Attendees are welcome to join the ceremony in-person or watch via live stream.

Monday, January 16, 2023, is the federal holiday that honors Dr. King and is widely recognized as a day of service. For volunteer opportunities in North Carolina, visit VolunteerNC for a special list of Martin Luther King, Jr. service activities, including virtual and at-home tasks to assist nonprofits. You may also reach out to local organizations in your community for ways to help.

About NCDOA and the NC Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission 
The N.C. Department of Administration acts as the business manager for North Carolina state government. Under the leadership of Secretary Pamela B. Cashwell, the department oversees government operations and advocacy programs. The department's advocacy programs help to promote and assist diverse segments of the state's population that have been traditionally underserved. Staffed by the North Carolina Department of Administration, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission works to promote an awareness and appreciation of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and to encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities throughout the state of North Carolina relating to the observance of the legal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.