AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Four women across Texas were recognized today as leaders in our state's government and one of them is from Amarillo.
The Texas Outstanding Women Awards are given out every two years. This year's four categories were professional development, management, leadership and community involvement.
Palo Duro State Park Superintendent Shannon Blalock was honored with an Outstanding Management Award.
The four women chosen have helped shape Texas with their individual talents and skills.
Blalock started her career with Texas State Parks nine years ago and says she never would of imaged such a fulfilling career.
Blalock says this award reminds her of the privilege she has as a woman working for the state.
"Women have a lot to offer in every profession, we bring something to the job that is a little bit different from men and I think that is genuine care and compassion for the people that we work with," Blalock said.
Blalock will attend a luncheon in Austin on September 15 where she will receive an award and recognition for her work.
Blalock adds she is excited to meet the other three women and hear about their background and achievements.