Events BGR Excellence in Government Awards Nomination Form 2014


Friday, August 29, 2014

12:00 PM


Please deliver the nomination form by hand, U.S. mail, e-mail or fax before noon on Monday, September 8, 2014, to:

BGR Excellence in Government Awards 2014
938 Lafayette St., Ste. 200
New Orleans, LA 70113
Fax: (504) 525-4153

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Do you know creative, dedicated public employees who deserve greater recognition for their accomplishments? Do you know citizens who have worked to significantly improve local government? You can honor such people by nominating them for the BGR Excellence in Government Awards.

The Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes sustained performance over a career in public service. Nominees with a minimum of 15 years of public employment are eligible. BGR will present up to two Lifetime Achievement Awards, with cash prizes of $1,000 each.

The Merit Award recognizes outstanding performance by public sector employees. BGR will present up to four Merit Awards, with cash prizes of $500 each.

The Innovation Award recognizes employees who have used innovative solutions to address pressing problems. BGR will present up to three Innovation Awards, with cash prizes of $1,000 each.

The Citizenship Award recognizes a private citizen who has worked to improve the quality of government. BGR will present one Citizenship Award.

Who is Eligible?

A nominee for the Innovation, Merit or Lifetime Achievement Award must:

• Be an individual public employee or group of public employees (classified, unclassified or
appointed). Elected officials are not eligible.
• Work full- or part-time, but not as a consultant or independent contractor.
• Work for a state or local governmental entity in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
(Employees of non-profit organizations, other than schools chartered by the state or a local school board, are not eligible.)

A nominee for the Citizenship Award must be a private citizen in the New Orleans metropolitan area who has not served in the public sector during the previous five years as an elected official, public employee, paid consultant or contractor. Individuals who have served on BGR’s Board of Directors within the past 10 years are not eligible.

In addition, for the Merit and Innovation Awards, the nominee’s accomplishment(s) must have occurred between January 1, 2013, and August 29, 2014. (This requirement does not apply to the Lifetime Achievement Award or the Citizenship Award.)

BGR 2014 Nomination Form