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Nominations are now open for the IaCMA Summer Awards

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The IaCMA Awards Committee is announcing nominations for the IaCMA Emerging Leader and the IaCMA Program of the Year awards.

The IaCMA’s Emerging Leader Award is presented to a local government and the chief administrator or assistant chief administrator in recognition of his/her innovate and successful programs.

In 2006, IaCMA’s Awards Evaluation Panel, with approval from the IaCMA Executive Board, developed the Emerging Leader Award category.  To be considered for the Emerging Leader Award, the local government’s chief administrator must be a full (voting) IaCMA member*.  Eligible candidates must be:

  • First time in the position, and have 5 years or less experience as a chief administrator; or,
  • First time in the position and have 7 years or less experience as an assistant chief administrator.

The Program of the Year Award is presented to a local government and its chief administrator in recognition of an innovative and successful program. 

In 2006, IaCMA’s Awards Evaluation Panel, with approval from the IaCMA Executive Board, developed the Program of the Year Award.  To be considered for the Program of the Year Award, the local government’s chief administrator must be a full (voting) IaCMA member.  Local governments must limit their nominations to no more than two programs in a single category.  Each program nomination must be independent and cannot be a component of another program.  Eligible programs must be:

  • Administered under the authority of one or more governmental entities, with only limited outside assistance from experts/consultants
  • Currently be in operation and have been fully implemented within the last 3 years.
  • Must demonstrate tangible results

Applications are due May 26

Awards will be announced at the 2021 Summer Conference

Emerging Leader past recipients

2007 Elizbeth Hansen

2008 Jason Metten- Hawarden

2009 Luke Nelson- Boone

2010 Doug Boldt- Tipton

2011 Josh Heggen- Windsor Heights

2012 Larry Burks- Onawa

2013 Matt McQuillen- Clive

2014 Chelsea Huisman- Center Point

2015 Laura Graham- Des Moines

2016 Amanda Kaufman- Marion

2017 Angie Charipar- Cedar Rapids

2018 Nicholas MacGregor – Burlington

2019 Kyle Michel – Van Meter

2020 Dylan Mulfinger – Oelwein

Program of the Year past recipients

2008 Windsor Heights- Colby Park Playground

2009 Not awarded

2010 Windsor Heights- Takin it to the Streets

2011 Not awarded

2012 North Liberty- Paperless Packets

2013 Norwalk- City/School Partnership

2014 Newton’s Future Comprehensive Planning Process

2015 Newton- “Get to Know Newton” Community Outreach Project

2016 Not awarded

2017 Des Moines – Speak up DSM

2018 Elkhart – Source Water Protection Plan

2019 Bondurant – Ultra High-Pressure Program

2020 Mason City – River Renaissance

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