Nominate Public Employees and Citizens for BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards

May 16, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994, BGR has given more than 150 Excellence in Government awards to extraordinary public employees and private citizens. The awards honor creative, dedicated employees for their accomplishments and citizens who have worked to significantly improve local government in the greater New Orleans area. The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2022.

BGR accepts nominations throughout the New Orleans area, including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and St. Tammany parishes. Anyone can submit a nomination.

Click here to access the online nomination form or a PDF version.

There are four Excellence in Government 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 implemented new solutions to 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.

“BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards motivate public sector achievement and citizen engagement for the improvement of local government,” said Rebecca Mowbray, BGR’s President & CEO. “Since 1994, the awards have advanced BGR’s mission and have benefited the community at large. We rely on nominators throughout the community to help us to identify creative and talented individuals who are actively working for efficient and effective government.”

BGR appreciates the generous support of our sponsor, Canal Barge Company, Inc., for the 2022 Excellence in Government Awards.

BGR presents the Excellence in Government Awards every two years. Visit these links to read about our most recent honorees in 2020 and 2018.