Raimondo will get award in NYC next month for pension work

Treasurer Gina Raimondo will have to clear a little more room on her mantle.

The Northeast Women in Public Finance has announced Raimondo will be honored with the group’s annual Freda Johnson Award, which honors women who have done distinguished work on government fiscal issues. Johnson was the first woman to lead the public finance department at Moody’s Investors Service.

“The treasurer is honored to be recognized with the Freda Johnson Award,” Raimondo spokeswoman Joy Fox told WPRI.com. “She remains committed to working to move Rhode Island forward by providing exceptional performance and data-driven results.”

Raimondo will receive the award at The Bond Buyer’s 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards dinner on Dec. 5 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

In a statement nominating Raimondo, one member of Northeast Women in Public Finance praised the treasurer for her “relentless effort to detail the magnitude of the problem, and relate it to the everyday lives of Rhode Islanders, transformed the pension system from broken promises to stable, sustainable retirement funding,” according to Bond Buyer.

• Related: Gina Raimondo’s campaign war chest passes $1 million mark (Nov. 1)

(photo: The Manhattan Institute)

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