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 are due Nov. 30, 2017.

  • One crystal award presented
  • Honors federal professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative management procedures
  • 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
  • Nominees must have been employed by the federal government at the time the work being recognized was performed
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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  • A maximum of two crystal awards presented
  • 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
  • Recognizes individuals in either the legislative or executive branch who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing government financial management
  • Nominees must have served in an elected federal position (e.g., Senator or Representative), or as a Presidential appointee at the time the contribution being recognized was made
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
  • One crystal award presented
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nominees must have been employed by the government at the time the work being recognized was perform
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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  • A maximum of two crystal awards presented
  • 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
  • Recognizes exceptional leadership that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems or operations and individuals that have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards
  • Nominees must have served in a state government position at the time of the recognized contribution
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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  • A maximum of two crystal awards presented
  • 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
  • Recognizes exceptional leadership that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems or operations and individuals that have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards
  • Nominees must have served in a local government position at the time of the recognized contribution
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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  • One crystal award presented
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nominees must have been employed in the private sector at the time the work being recognized was performed
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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  • One crystal award presented
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nominees must have been employed in the private sector at the time of the recognized contribution
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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Nomination information

  • Please use the online form to complete your nomination. File your submission by 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 30, 2017.
  • AGA chapters, individuals or government units may make nominations. An AGA chapter may only nominate one individual.
  • If you are making the nomination on behalf of a chapter, you must be authorized to do so as a representative of the chapter.
  • Your nomination must include a high-resolution photo of the nominee. The photo must be submitted electronically with your nomination.
  • All applicants will be notified of the National Awards Committee’s decision approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline.

PDT awards of distinction

These awards, presented annually at AGA’s Professional Development Training (PDT), primarily recognize individuals for their contributions to AGA. Nominations are due March 31, 2018; the form will be available in January 2018.Congratulations to the 2017 PDT award recipients!

  • One boxed medallion award presented
  • Recognizes superior service that enhanced AGA's national prestige and stature
  • Any AGA member, except individuals serving on the National Executive Committee or employees of the AGA at the time the award is present, is eligible for the award
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes government employees who have demonstrated sustained outstanding leadership and notable contributions to financial management, and who have encouraged increased interest, growth, development and distinctive leadership in the field of financial management
  • Nominees must have been employed in government service at the time the work being recognized was performed
  • Nominees do not have to be AGA members
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes an AGA member or an organization that has, over a sustained period of time, made major contributions to advancing government accountability at the federal, state, and/or local level
  • Nominees must have a record of active participation in AGA activities and/or programs at the chapter and national level to be considered for this award
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes leadership or outstanding achievement in developing, implementing and improving financial management in government service in the past year
  • Nominees must have been employed in government service at the time the work being recognized was performed
  • Nominees do not have to be AGA members
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the education and training of government financial managers
  • Nominees do not have to be government employees or AGA members
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes leadership or outstanding achievement in international government financial management
  • Nominees must have been employed in government service at the time the work being recognized was performed
  • Nominees do not have to be AGA members
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes younger government financial managers for notable contributions toward excellence in financial management; it is hoped that this recognition will encourage others to achieve early in their professional lives
  • Nominees must have within 5–10 years of experience within the government financial management industry
  • Nominees do not have to be AGA members
  • An individual may not receive this award more than once
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  • One crystal award and $1,000 check presented
  • Recognizes individuals who throughout their careers (minimum of 15 years) have made continuous contributions to governmental financial management by their direct participation in research activities and/or through their encouragement and support of others engaged in government financial management research
  • The nominated researcher(s), through their individual efforts, enhanced the image and effectiveness of government accountants, auditors and financial managers by their efforts in one or more of the following areas:
    • Basic Research—The gathering of information on a systemic basis for a fuller knowledge or understanding of governmental financial management, thereby contributing to the improvement of government management policies, procedures and practices
    • Applied Research—The application of knowledge leading to the development of new methods and techniques for governmental financial management, thereby contributing to the improvement of the image, operations, control and accountability of government
    • Education—Basic and applied research relating to the education of government accountants and financial managers, thereby enhancing their technical and operational capabilities. 
  • Nominees do not have to be members of AGA
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  • One crystal award presented
  • Recognizes outstanding reporting by a government in the past year through the generation of a report, website, dashboard, or information display, etc. for the public and/or government officials
  • Reports/Communications/Information Displays/Websites/Presentations produced by state, local, or federal government units may be nominated to highlight great examples of transparency
  • Successful entries will communicate large quantities of financial information, provide accessibility to information, and achieve a better understanding of the government’s financial results, position, service efforts, accomplishments, or subsequent decisions; communications in which information is easily available to the widest possible audience, is quickly and easily understandable, is presented in a manner that facilitates understanding, and has been read, used, and or acted on will be recognized
  • Your nomination must include a pdf of or link to the information display being submitted
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  • One crystal award presented per chapter membership grouping
  • Recognizes AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in promoting AGA’s accountability and transparency programs to their chapter members and the government financial community
  • Recognizes chapters that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment in being a leading source of information and knowledge on accountability and transparency for members and the government community. It highlights AGA’s Citizen Centric Reporting initiative and other public reporting initiatives, such as Open Government websites, which provide access and easy to understand information to the public on the use of resources and the results of government operations. These initiatives are intended to increase public awareness and confidence in the integrity, competence and professionalism of government accountability professionals
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  • One crystal award presented per chapter membership grouping
  • Recognizes AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in promoting the CGFM Program and its members, other accountability professionals and their community
  • Receipt of the award reflects that a chapter is willing to and had dedicated significant time and resources to further the recognition and integrity of the CGFM Program
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  • One crystal award presented per chapter membership grouping
  • Honors AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in providing educational programs to its members and other accountability professionals
  • Recognizes chapters that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment providing one or more educational events, which requires significant commitment of time and/or resources
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  • Honors AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in community service projects
  • Recognizes chapters that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service by participating in a number of community service projects or by participating in one project, which requires significant commitment of time and/or resources
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Other national and local awards

In addition to the awards already described, AGA has other national awards presented by committees other than the National Awards Committee. For general information purposes, a brief description of these awards follows.

AGA's National President presents special awards to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of its programs during that President's term. The National President is responsible for identifying and selecting those individuals so honored.

AGA sponsors an Author Award in recognition of the article in AGA's flagship publication, the Journal of Government Financial Management, that makes the most significant contribution to the literature of the profession during the preceding program year. Award winners are selected by the Journal Editorial Board. Details on eligibility and selection criteria are available via email at journal@agacgfm.org.
 

The annual chapter newsletter editor and website contests are designed to recognize the outstanding efforts of AGA's chapter communicators. Entries for each contest are judged by a panel of former award recipients, who choose one first place and one honorable mention award recipient in each chapter group. Awards are presented every year during the PDT. All chapters are encouraged to participate. Contest details are publicized each spring. For more information, contact chapters@agacgfm.org.
 

The Chapter Recognition Awards Program recognizes individual chapter performance and provides a standard by which each AGA chapter maintains a well-rounded operation for the professional growth of its members. Details about this program are contained in the AGA publication titled, Chapter Recognition Program Book. Find out more at chapters@agacgfm.org.

Each year the National Office develops a membership recruitment campaign to encourage chapters and members to recruit and retain a diverse membership. The staff establishes membership goals for each chapter in the areas of overall growth, new member acquisition and retention. Those chapters that meet or exceed their goals are recognized at the end of the program year at the annual Professional Development Training (PDT). Top honors are also bestowed upon individuals who recruit them most new members. Other incentives, such as conference registrations and merchandise, are awarded to individual members who participate in the membership program.
 

Each year, the National President-Elect, in consultation with the Senior Vice Presidents for Regional Services, acknowledges these enthusiastic leaders with awards that recognize their exceptional service to AGA.

 

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