Local Government Program Alumni Society Award of Excellence

Honouring individuals in public service who have distinguished themselves through
their professional achievements in the public sector.



2017 Award Details

Western University’s Local Government Program Alumni Society is now calling for nominations for its sixth annual presentation of the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is an initiative that honours an individual who has inspired creativity, innovation and conviction in belief of the merits of delivering public service excellence. 

Nominees will have demonstrated specific attributes or competencies in their career, which have inspired others and results in public service excellence. These competencies are found on the Nomination Form. 

Eligibility

Any individual who has inspired creativity, innovation and conviction in belief of the merits of delivering public service excellence is eligible to be nominated. 

Purpose

The purpose of this Award is to bring attention to the achievements of individuals who complement the tenets of the Western University Local Government Program, specifically demonstrating and exploring the connections between management and the political process. Each nomination submission will describe an individual and their accomplishments that demonstrate the highest standards of public service excellence, to the benefit of citizens, clients or staff, or the practice of administrative/public service professionalism.

Making a Nomination

The Award will be presented annually to a nominee who has demonstrated the following attributes or competencies, within in their career, which has inspired others and resulted in public service excellence: customer-centered service, fiscal accountability, innovation, results orientation, leadership and collaboration. 

The nomination shall include how the individual has been service oriented, fiscally accountable, innovative, and results oriented, has shown leadership and been collaborative in their approach; how he or she has offered efficient or effective solutions to a stated issues; how these have been implemented and what the results have been.

If partners and collaborators from external organizations were involved in the described achievements, their endorsements may be included in the application. Where they have been involved, a senior staff official may provide written support of the application submission.

An individual may nominate themselves or may submit more than one application of others. All nominations submitted will be considered by a selection committee, comprised of public sector practitioners and academics.

The deadline for submissions is September 13, 2017.

Award Presentation

The presentation of the Local Government Program Alumni Society Award of Excellence will be made at the Local Government Program Alumni Society Annual Conference, to be held November 10, 2017 at Ivey Spencer Hall in London Ontario.  This is a significant year, as the conference will celebrate the Local Government Program’s 25th anniversary. The Award recipient, and a guest of their choice, will be hosted by the Alumni Society to attend the Local Government Program Alumni Society conference to be presented with the Award.

2017 Award of Excellence Nomination Forms

Nominations for the 2017 Award of Excellence are now available.


2017 Award of Excellence Recipient

Congratulations to Geoff Hogan recipient of the 2017 Local Government Program Alumni Society Award of Excellence!

Geoff Hogan is the CEO of the South Western Integrated Fibre Technology initiative (SWIFT). SWIFT was initiated by the Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus and has since become the largest publicly funded regional broadband project in Canada.

He has extensive leadership experience in the public sector. He served as Grey County’s Director of IT for over 12 years. As the Director, Geoff created customer service standards, supported the development of Grey County’s open data initiative, and spearheaded the creation of the award winning Grey County Tourism Website.

Geoff was responsible for the Connected County project at Grey County and his leadership and championing for the Intelligent Community model lead to Grey County being recognized as a Top7 Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum in 2017

Geoff also served as President of Municipal Information Systems Association of Ontario (MISA) from 2011 to 2013, where he fostered inter-jurisdictional relationships with all MISA chapters.


2016 Award of Excellence Recipient

Presentation of the Award of Excellence by John Hamman, President of the Local Government Program Alumni Society Executive, to Sandra Datars Bere, Managing Director of Housing, Social Services and Dearness Home at the City of London!

Congratulations to Sandra Datars Bere recipient of the 2016 Local Government Program Alumni Society Award of Excellence!

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2015 Award of Excellence Recipient

Congratulations to City of Stratford Mayor, Dan Mathieson recipient of the 2015 Local Government Program Alumni Society Award of Excellence!

 



Questions

Please contact lgaward@uwo.ca if you have any questions at all.