Salute to Local Government Awards
Nomination Form Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2022.
We are again accepting nominations for our 30th annual Salute to Local Government. The Salute is a unique event that highlights and celebrates the value of public sector performance and the benefits that public sector innovation and excellence bring to taxpayers and our community as a whole. We welcome nominations for local governments and school districts across Wisconsin.
The award categories recognize outstanding performance by local governments and school districts in the areas of effective problem-solving, advancement of racial equity, intergovernmental cooperation, and private-public cooperation. In addition, our Norman N. Gill and Jean B. Tyler Leader of the Future awards recognize individual excellence.
Our new racial equity category – introduced for the first time in 2021 – recognizes the important role local governments and school districts play in that important societal objective. Also, while we are no longer accepting nominations for individual or group performance in response to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we would welcome pandemic-related nominations as appropriate in any of our four group categories.
Click on a category below to view details and submit a nomination.
Innovative approach to problem-solving
Awarded to a government, school district, or governmental unit that demonstrates use of an innovative solution or management technique to address a fiscal or programmatic challenge and produce budgetary savings and/or programmatic improvements. Nominations pertaining to responses to ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic are welcome in this category.
Effort to advance racial equity
Awarded to a government, school district, or governmental unit that has developed and successfully implemented a programmatic, service, or policy change designed to advance racial equity.
Awarded to a cooperative effort among two or more governments that best demonstrates the benefits of working together toward a common public policy goal.
Awarded to a partnership between one or more public and private sector entities that worked in partnership to achieve a worthwhile public policy goal.
Jean B. Tyler Leader of the Future Award
To a non-elected official in local government or a school district (40 years of age or under) who demonstrates individual excellence or innovation through everyday administration of services or programs.