Professional Excellence Awards

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

Program Excellence Awards

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

2020 ICMA Award Season

CELEBRATING LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXCELLENCE! ICMA recognizes the many achievements of its members through award programs that highlight extraordinary accomplishments as well as dedicated service to the profession. Dr. Edwin C. Daley Distinguished Service Award Daryl J. Delabbio Distinguished Service Award Gustavo Cordova Distinguished Service Award Dr. Jerome R. Lewis Academic Award in Memory of Stephen B. Sweeney Wayne C. Parker Award for Career Excellence in Memory of Mark E. Keane William E. Bell Award for Career Development in Memory of L. P. Cookingham Michelle Smolen Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award in Memory of Buford M. Watson Jr. Amanda Mack Early Career Leadership Award in Memory of William H. Hansell Jr. Dr. Philip C. Harris Honorary Membership Award Dr. Carl Stenberg Honorary Membership Award John P. Applegate 55 Year Service Award James Crosby 55 Year Service Award Lance A. Hedquist 50 Year Service Award 45 Year Service Award Recipients 40 Year Service Award Recipients 35 Year Service Award Recipients 30 Year Service Award Recipients 25 Year Service Award Recipients 20 Year Service Award Recipients 10 Year Service Award Recipients City of Northglenn, CO Community Diversity & Inclusion Award City of Moreno Valley, CA Community Diversity & Inclusion Award City of Bondurant, IA Community Health & Safety Award Colerain Township, OH Community Health & Safety Award City of Sioux Center, IA Community Partnership Award City of Monrovia, CA Community Partnership Award City of Santa Rosa, CA Community Partnership Award City of Mont Belvieu, TX Community Sustainability Award City of Dodge City, KS Community Sustainability Award City of North Miami, FL Community Sustainability Award Borough of Forest Hills, PA Strategic Leadership & Governance Award City of Monrovia, CA Strategic Leadership & Governance Award City of Sugar Land, TX Strategic Leadership & Governance Award Nomination Information Nominations Open January 2021 LEARN MORE

2020 Local Government Excellence Awards

Nominations for 2021 will open in January.

Distinguished Service Award

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

Honorary Member Award

This award is for an individual outside the profession of local government management because of their distinguished contributions.

Local Government Service Awards

Recognizing and honoring ICMA members' dedication to public service and professional management at the local level.

Certificates in Performance Management

ICMA Certificates in Performance management bring your jurisdiction the recognition it deserves for data-driven management and communication.

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