ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES
This award recognizes individuals whose job performance has demonstrated sustained creativity, resourcefulness,
and dedication. These individuals have made significant contributions to public services through their professional specialty
and achievement of their organization's goals and objectives. They are admired by colleagues, supervisors, and citizens for their
positive attitude and for the quality and quantity of work they perform.
Presented to an individual who, though early in his or her career, has demonstrated the dedication and commitment to the ideals,
ethics, and professionalism required to pursue a career in public administration and public service. Such an individual may also demonstrate
his or her enthusiasm and commitment to the tenets of public administration via involvement in professional and/or public service
This award is presented to an individual who, through his or her career in Public Administration, has demonstrated a tradition of
excellence through outstanding achievements and commitment to the ethics and standards of the profession of public service, not only in his or
her career, but also through active participation and leadership in professional and service organizations.
Presented to an individual in a support role. This award goes to someone who has demonstrated professionalism, dedication, and efficiency
in providing support to an individual or organization engaged in public administration activities. Examples of support service personnel might range
from receptionists to administrative assistants.
This award is presented to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who has shown interest in public and nonprofit administration
beyond their classroom work, has performed exceptionally well in public administration courses, and has applied insights of public administration
and public policy to his/her campus activities. Students may be nominated by university faculty or staff.
This award is open to any unit of government (department, agency, division, bureau, office, academic department, etc.) or non-profit
organization that has distinguished itself through a program or initiative that shows exceptional productivity, performance, effectiveness or
innovation, that has provided highly responsive service to its customers, and demonstrated government's value and effectiveness. The achievements
must have occurred during the past five years.
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
ThiS award recognizes an individual who has volunteered considerable time and energy successfully promoting better government or assisting
with a non--profit organization. This person displays leadership, which has advanced human dignity or improved the quality of life for the
community through their tireless volunteer efforts.
ACHIEVEMENT IN INNOVATION
This award is presented to an individual or organization that has developed new and creative approaches to providing public services. These
approaches should display significant cost-savings while still meeting or increasing the level of service being provided.