Annual WCMA Awards Program

Guidelines

To submit an Award Nomination, send your nomination to:


Kevin Ausman

Scholarship, Awards, and Recognition Committee Co-Chair


Nomination Form




“An award honoring and acknowledging outstanding achievement as a local government management professional in the State of Wisconsin.”


Guidelines

The Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA) Awards program honors and acknowledges outstanding individual achievement in local government management. Individual achievement may be described as anyone or combination of the following: 1. Recognizing significant positive and dignified career contributions to the profession of local government management and to the communities for which we serve, 2. Profound service to the profession by enabling the advancement and growth of the local government management profession and WCMA, and 3. Recognizing efforts that facilitate the development of new talent and/or career development programs for local government employees interested in pursuing the profession of local government management. 

The Award categories are Lifetime Achievement Award (presented to someone who is retired or retiring within the coming year and has had an exemplary career), a Meritorious Service Award (presented to a mid-career WCMA member in professional local government management), President’s Award (for any WCMA member who has made contributions above and beyond normal to the Association), and Emerging Leaders Award (presented to a WCMA member early in the professional local government management career).
 
 
 In order to be eligible to receive an Award, the nominee must meet all of the following minimum criteria:

  •   Nominee is a member in good standing of WCMA, as applicable to the Award
       Categories identified it item B above.
  •   Nominee has no ethical public censures by WCMA and/or ICMA.
  •   Nominee for Emerging Leaders Award are limited to members early in their
      professional local government management career.


Lifetime Achievement Award (retirement award)
 Criteria to consider:  

  1. Is retired or announced retirement within the coming year
  2. The nominee’s professional contributions to the communities in which they have served.
  3. The nominee’s personal contributions to the communities in which they have serve.
  4. The nominee’s contributions to the advancement of the local government management profession through leadership, advocacy, and the development of other professionals. 
  5. The nominee’s exemplary service to the Wisconsin City/County Management Association.
  6. A clear indication that the nominee has, throughout their career, dedicated himself/herself to public service above and beyond the organizations in which they served.   

 

Meritorious Service Award – Mid-career recognition
 Criteria to consider:

  1. The nominee has demonstrated concern for the support, well-being, and growth of other professionals and those aspiring to a career in professional local government management.
  2. The nominee has actively promoted the profession to the community at large including, but not limited to university programs, League of WI Municipalities, and other organizations.
  3. The nominee has demonstrated exemplary service as a professional manager having displayed the characteristics of integrity and leadership to provide exceptional service.
  4. Recognizing efforts that facilitate the development of new talent and/or career development programs for local government employees interested in pursuing the profession of local government management.
     
     

President’s Award for Service to the Association – Open to all members of WCMA 

  1. The nominee has actively served the Wisconsin City/County Management Association through exemplary service to an WCMA committee, the executive board, or has made other significant contributions to WCMA.   

 

Emerging Leaders award – open to manager/administrators, assistants, department head members, interns.  
 Criteria to consider:

  1. Recognizing significant positive and dignified career contributions to the profession of local government management and to the communities for which we serve. 
  2. Recognizing significant contributions by creating innovation, demonstrating dedication and/or implementing successful programs and services to the betterment of Wisconsin communities. 
  3. Profound service to the profession by enabling the advancement and growth of the local government management profession and/or WCMA. 
  4. Recognizing efforts that facilitate the development of new talent and/or career development programs for local government employees interested in pursuing the profession of local government management.

*WCMA Scholarship and Awards Committee has the discretion to issue more than one award in any given category or none.