Public Leadership in the Arts

The NLGA Public Leadership in the Arts Award is given in partnership with Americans for the Arts in recognition of a NLGA member who plays an important role in the advancement of the arts and arts education within his or her state or territory and whose vision and leadership provide heightened visibility to the value of the arts.  Applications are now being accepted by Americans for the Arts.

NLGA Public Leadership in the Arts honorees include the following:

  • 2018 Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman (D – CT)
  • 2017 Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser (R-LA)
  • 2016 Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA)
  • 2015 Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels (R-SD)
  • 2014 Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann (R-IN)
  • 2013 Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon (D-IL)
  • 2012 Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne (R-LA)
  • 2011 Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell (R-AK)
  • 2010 Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts (D-RI)
  • 2009 Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R-TX)
  • 2008 Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton (D-WI)
  • 2007 Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger (R-MT)
  • 2006 Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA)