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GEHA and the Kansas City Chiefs to honor frontline workers and veterans with Hometown Hero program

GEHA | June 27, 2022

Nominations to submit extraordinary members of the community for their selfless efforts open now through Jan. 1, 2023.

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (June 27, 2022) — GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc., pronounced G.E.H.A.) and the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they will again honor public servants and frontline workers each week during the upcoming football season. The Kansas City Chiefs Hometown Hero Award Presented by GEHA, now in its second year, recognizes local Kansas City community members who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others and positively impact the region.

The program brings some of the finest public servants and frontline workers into the spotlight at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium throughout the season. One award recipient will be recognized during each home game.

"GEHA's member base is built around federal employees and retired military, and we want to take time here to recognize them and frontline workers for what they bring to the community every day," said Art Nizza, GEHA President and CEO. "Federal employees are integral to the community, and we wanted to find a way to say 'thank you' to them for the hard work they do every day. We are asking the community to nominate the person that they feel goes above and beyond so we can show them the recognition they deserve, but rarely receive."

Members of the community can nominate public servants and frontline workers online from today through Jan. 1, 2023. Previous honorees include firefighters, police officers, retired military members and non-profit founders.

Nominations are open and submissions can be made with the Hometown Hero Nomination Form.

GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc., pronounced G.E.H.A.), founded in 1937, is a nonprofit member association and the largest dental and second-largest medical benefits provider of federal employees, exclusively serving 2 million current employees and retirees, military retirees and their families. GEHA's mission, to empower members to be healthy and well, is demonstrated through its focus on innovation as well as providing members with access to one of the largest medical provider networks nationwide.

Headquartered in Lee's Summit, Missouri, GEHA is one of the largest employers in the Kansas City metro area. For more information, visit


Founded as the Dallas Texans in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) by sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the franchise moved to Kansas City in 1963 and became known as the Kansas City Chiefs. The team currently competes in the West Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Under the guidance of the Hunt family and the leadership of Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, the mission of the Kansas City Chiefs is to Win with Character, Unite our Community, Inspire our Fans and Honor Tradition.

For information about the Kansas City Chiefs, visit

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