National Leadership Awards

These awards, presented annually at the National Leadership Training (NLT), primarily recognize individuals for their contribution to the government financial management profession.

Nominations will be open in September 2018 and are due November 30, 2018.


Nomination forms for each award and additional information is available on the AGA - National Awards page

Award Sector Description
Andy Bar Award Private The award honors financial executives in the private sector who exemplify and promote excellence in the federal government, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative management techniques. It recognizes cumulative achievements of individuals who throughout their career have served as a role model for others and who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.
Distinguished Federal Leadership Award Federal (Elected) The award honors elected or presidentially-appointed federal officials who exemplify and promote excellence in government management and have demonstrated exceptional leadership in enhancing sound financial management legislation, regulations, practices, policies, and systems. It recognizes individuals in either the legislative or executive branch who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing government financial management.
Distinguished Local Government Leadership Award Local The award honors local government professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in enhancing sound financial management legislation, regulations, practices, policies and systems. It recognizes exceptional leadership that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems, or operations and individuals who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.
Elmer Staats Award Federal The award honors federal professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative management procedures. It recognizes cumulative achievements of individuals who throughout their career have served as a role model for others and who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.
Excellence in Government Leadership Award State or Local The award honors state, local, or tribal government professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative management procedures. It recognizes cumulative achievements of individuals who throughout their public career have served as a role model for others and have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.
Private Sector Financial Excellence Award Private The award honors financial executives in the private sector who exemplify and promote excellence in state or local government financial management, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative management techniques. It recognizes cumulative achievements of individuals who throughout their career have served as a role model for others and who have consistently exhibited personal and professional standards.
William R. Snodgrass Distinguished Leadership Award State The award honors state government professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in enhancing sound financial management legislation, regulations, practices, policies, and systems. It recognizes exceptional leadership that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems, or operations and individuals who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.

        

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