You and I know that local units of government at every level in Kane County — park districts, library districts, school districts, villages and cities, townships, you name it — have silent-hero employees who are doing outstanding work.
You’re seeing examples of innovation, hard work, above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty levels of public service, new initiatives and technology upgrades. Now’s your chance to celebrate top-notch service with national recognition.
GovLoop founder Steve Ressler is putting out an all-points bulletin for local-government employees to nominate peers for the NextGen Public Service Awards. The awards recognize deserving individuals selected from the public service community for their intelligence, exuberance and dedication to improving and invigorating government.
“From Maine to Alaska, there are state and local govies across the country who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities. However, their stories of hard work, innovation and persistence can go unnoticed and unappreciated,” Ressler said. “We think these stories deserve more acknowledgment, which is why we host the NextGen Public Service Awards every year.”
The deadline for nominations is coming fast. Nominations can be submitted online through Feb. 9, 2018.
Finalists are announced the week of March 20, and the category winners are announced at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit on Aug. 9-10 in Washington, DC.
Have anyone in mind that is a picture of outstanding public service? Then take a few moments to nominate them for a NextGen Public Service Award.
SOURCE: GovLoop news release
NextGen Public Service Award Categories
Courageous Champion: This award recognizes a public servant that is blazing the path for their generation in government with courage and determination at the local, state, national, or international level.
Innovator of the Year: This category recognizes an individual or team who has identified new opportunities and improved their organization in an innovative way.
Silent Hero: This award recognizes a public servant who has operated behind the scenes, silently working in a dedicated and committed fashion, without the limelight. He or she has laid the foundation for stellar public service results and impacted positive change in their organization at the local, state, national or international level.
Exemplary Leader: This award recognizes an individual government leader who has demonstrated benevolence, competence, integrity, dedication, and commitment to improve and inspire their organization or community at the local, state, national, or international level.
NextGen Advocate: This award recognizes an individual who is consistently and relentlessly advocating for their project or team to further their organization’s mission, or an individual who is dedicated to cultivating talent, mentoring, and helping to guide NextGen public service leaders to become our future community leaders at the local, state, national, or international level.
Learn more about public servants who have been honored and celebrated at the NextGen Public Service Awards in the past.