Awards

Through approved resolution of the NLGA members, NLGA maintains an Awards Program through which four annual awards are presented to NLGA members for exemplary achievement in select areas.  NLGA presents each award collaboratively.  Two awards are given at the Federal-State Relations Meeting.  Two awards are given at the Annual Meeting.

To maintain the significant distinction of award selection, NLGA is limited to presenting four annual awards.  A recipient must be present to receive the award.  To learn more about the awards presented annually to NLGA members, click the award name below.  If you are interested in presenting an award or for other further information, contact NLGA at (859) 283-1400.

The NLGA Government Innovators Award is presented by NLGA and Sourcewell each Summer at the NLGA Annual Meeting.  This award was established in July of 2022 and will go to a NLGA Member recognizing their contributions to innovations, efficiencies, and transparency in state and territorial government.

The Improving Lives and Communities award is presented by NLGA and Anthem each March at the NLGA Federal-State Relations meeting.  Click the link above for complete application information.

The Public Leadership in the Arts award is presented each summer by NLGA and Americans for the Arts at the NLGA Annual Meeting.  Click the link above for complete award information.

The Recycling Impact Award is presented by NLGA and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries at the NLGA Annual Meeting. Click the link above for complete award information.