BGR Excellence in Government Award Nominations 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is now accepting nominations for BGR’s 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. For more than 25 years, the Bureau of Governmental Research has honored public employees and private citizens who find and implement solutions to challenges facing state and local government in the New Orleans area. Nominations are due by June 30, 2022.

Logo for 2022 BGR Excellence in Government Awards

There are four award categories:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes sustained performance over a career in public service. BGR will present up to two Lifetime Achievement Awards, with cash awards of $1,000 each.
  • The Merit Award recognizes outstanding performance by public sector employees. BGR will present up to four Merit Awards, with cash awards of $500 each.
  • The Innovation Award recognizes employees who have used innovative solutions to successfully address pressing problems. BGR will present up to three Innovation Awards, with cash awards 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.

Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominees in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and St. Tammany parishes are eligible, and may be an individual public employee, a group of public employees or a private citizen.

We encourage you to download the nomination form (PDF), review the rules and understand the information you will need to provide. Then, you can either complete the form offline and send it to us by June 30, or submit your nomination using the online form below. If you cannot complete the online form in one session, click “save and continue later.” You will receive an email with a link to continue working on your nomination when you are ready.

BGR will present the awards later this year. Each nominator will receive an invitation to the awards presentation regardless of whether his or her nominee is selected as an honoree. Please contact Marci Schramm with any questions at or (504) 525-4152 x108.

Special thanks to Canal Barge Company, Inc., for sponsoring the 2022 Excellence in Government Awards