Nominate Your Peers for a NextGen Public Service Award

Do you know any government workers who deserve recognition? Of course, you do! Now is the time to celebrate those who have dedicated their careers to improving government. This summer, GovLoop will host the 12th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards during the NextGen Government Training Summit, which will be hosted virtually August 4-5, 2021.

First, you may ask “who is eligible?” You do not have to be a government employee, but your nominees do. When you submit your nominees, make sure to add your nominee’s accomplishments from the past three years, so they can receive the recognition they deserve. Also, you don’t have to make solo nominations, as groups of up to four people can be proposed.

You should also know how long you have to contemplate your nominations. You have until February 28, 2021 to submit your nomination so GovLoop can announce a winner by April 1, 2021.

There are award categories. While GovLoop’s committee will decide which category a winner belongs to, you should still familiarize yourself with the characteristics each category requires. Since we love making your life easy, here they are:

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.

Dedication During COVID-19

This award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic or has worked to ensure business continuity so that the mission of their agency is still accomplished in these unparalleled times. They have shown a commitment to improve and inspire their organization or community 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.

Innovator of the Year

This category recognizes an individual or team who has identified new opportunities and improved their organization in an innovative way.

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.

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. They have laid the foundation for stellar public service results and impacted positive change in their organization at the local, state, national or international level.

Those are the categories, so we need your input. Show appreciation for your peers today by sending us your nominees.

If you have any additional questions that have not been addressed, please contact Emily Jarvis, GovLoop’s Senior Events Manager, at [email protected]oop.com.