ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR

  • 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.
  • EARLY CAREERIST

  • 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 organizations.
  • CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

  • 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.
  • SUPPORT SERVICES

  • 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.
  • OUTSTANDING STUDENT

  • 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.
  • PROGRAM EXCELLENCE

  • 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.