Janet Rechtman is one of five University of Georgia faculty members and service professionals who received the Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach on April 17 for their contributions to improving the quality of life in Georgia and beyond.

Rechtman is the co-leader of the nonprofit leadership development and capacity building practice at UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. She develops, delivers and evaluates programs and training for individuals, organizations and communities.

Each Hill Award winner is judged to have made public service contributions greatly exceeding the normal accomplishments of a productive faculty member. In addition to a medallion and certificate, the award comes with a pay raise.