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