SPUR’s 33rd annual Good Government Awards, held March 19, 2013, honored City of San Francisco employees who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.
Michelle Ruggels was honored for her leadership in overseeing $490 million in annual contracts to 200 community-based organizations that provide community health services to San Franciscans. An employee of the Department of Public Health since 1997, Michelle led the Mental Health Medi-Cal Revenue Enhancement Project in 2011, creating a certification process that allows local agencies to use federal funds instead of local general funds to support their services. The department expects this effort to save $550,000 in fiscal year 2014 alone.
Watch our video on Michelle’s work: