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, and you can submit a nomination through our online form below.

Logo for 2022 BGR Excellence in Government Awards

The awards program advances BGR’s mission by motivating achievement in the public sector and engagement by private citizens in ways that improve government for the residents and businesses of greater New Orleans. 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. The online form below will let you save your work as you go and receive a link to continue later. Or, if you prefer to complete and submit the form offline, click here to download a PDF of the nomination form and save it to your computer. Then follow the instructions for completing the form and returning it to BGR by the deadline above.

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