Join us in congratulating and celebrating the 2023 Local Government Excellence Award recipients. These awards recognize influential contributions to local government management and demonstrate how the profession enhances the quality of life in our cities, towns, and counties.

This year we are pleased to announce that five talented individuals and fourteen inventive programs will receive awards. Take a moment to appreciate and applaud your peers!

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award is presented to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the community and the profession.

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

Recognize individual achievement that may have been accomplished through tenure with a number of local governments or organizations.

Award for Career Excellence in Memory of Mark E. Keane

Award for Career Development in Memory of L. P. Cookingham

Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award in Memory of Buford M. Watson Jr.

Academic Award in Memory of Stephen B. Sweeney

Early Career Leadership Award in Memory of William H. Hansell Jr.

COMMUNITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION AWARD

Presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their innovative and successful programs.

Community Equity and Inclusion Award, population 10,000-49,999

Community Equity and Inclusion Award, population 50,000 and greater

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD

Presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their innovative and successful programs.

Community Health and Safety Award, population 10,000-49,999

Community Health and Safety Award, population 50,000 and greater

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their innovative and successful programs.

Community Partnership Award, population less than 10,000

Community Partnership Award, population 10,000-49,999

Community Partnership Award, population 50,000 and greater

COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their innovative and successful programs.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE AWARD

Presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their innovative and successful programs.

Strategic Leadership and Governance Award, population less than 10,000

Strategic Leadership and Governance Award, population 10,000-49,999

Strategic Leadership and Governance Award, population 50,000 and greater

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