2007 Public Officials of the Year Award
Every year since 1994, Governing
has honored individual state and local government officials for outstanding accomplishment by naming them
Public Officials of the Year. Elected, appointed and career officials from any branch of state or local government are eligible. Readers and
visitors are invited to nominate individuals who have had a notable
positive impact on their department or agency, community or state.
Nominations for the 2007 awards must be submitted through their Web-based form by June 15, 2007. Governing
annually receives several hundred nominations from
individuals in the public and private sectors. In addition, Governing
staff consults experts and scholars in the field, and also nominates outstanding individuals
they encounter in the course of their work.
All nominations are evaluated by a selection committee, which, after painstaking research, chooses the winners. The Public Officials of the Year are honored at
an awards banquet in the fall, and their profiles appear in the November issue of Governing
Since their inception, the Public Officials of the Year awards have become the nation's preeminent honor for state and local officials. The awards are regularly
cited by journalists, governmental leaders and the winners themselves.
2007 Nominations form, click here