Public servants do amazing work and don’t always get the recognition they deserve. Often times, those who work hard behind the scenes to help our government run more efficiently don’t even think they deserve the recognition and are humbled by the gesture – this is especially true for this year’s NextGen Public Service Award Finalists.
When the finalists were notified of their award nominations, they responded in incredible ways:
“Thank you for this amazing opportunity, I am truly honored and humbled to be a finalist for the NextGen Silent Hero Award.”
“I would like to thank you and whoever else had their hands in making such decisions as I am deeply honored.”
“Thank you for this kind honor and recognition. I thoroughly enjoy working for the state government here, now in my 15th year.”
Needless to say, public servants make a difference and we are happy to give them the support they give to so many of us.
Our thirty finalists, in their respective categories, are:
NextGen Exemplary Leader Award Finalists
This category recognizes government leaders who have demonstrated benevolence, competence, integrity, dedication, and commitment to improve and inspire our communities.
NextGen Innovator Award Finalists
This category recognizes government leaders who have identified new opportunities and improved their organization in an innovative way. In the past winners have been people who reimagined a process within their office and improved it or someone who changed the norm and improved results.
NextGen Courageous Champion Award Finalists
This award recognizes a public servant that is blazing the path for their generation in government with courage and determination at the local, national, or international level.
NextGen Silent Hero Award Finalists
This award recognizes a public service leader who has operated behind the scenes, silently working in a dedicated and committed fashion, without the limelight, who has laid the foundation for stellar public service results and community change at the local, national, or international level. They are the lynchpin finally getting recognition.
NextGen Advocate Award Finalists
This award recognizes an individual dedicated to cultivating talent, mentoring, and helping to guide NextGen public service leaders to become our future community leaders at the local, national, or international level. This award has also been given to individuals who are consistently and relentlessly advocating for their work/team and their org’s mission.
We will honor each of our awards finalists at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit on July 27-28 in Washington, D.C.