The 25th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence In Public Service Award
Nominations for the 2016 Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence In Public Service Award have closed. Stay tuned to this page for updates.
The Civic Federation is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 25th Annual Motorola SolutionsFoundation Excellence in Public Service Award.
The Excellence in Public Service Award recognizes a non-elected state or local government employee in Illinois who has made an extraordinary impact on the quality or effectiveness of government services, programs or management. The award seeks to honor individuals who show dedication to a vision of quality management, leadership and innovation that leads to lasting achievements and more effective government at any level.
Individuals eligible for nomination are non-elected state or local government officials, including department heads and chiefs of staff. Nominees must be currently serving in a non-elected position in state or local government.
Past honorees include Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Karen Tamley, Illinois Department of Human Rights Director Rocco Claps, City of Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino, Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Julie Hamos, the Former City of Chicago First Lady Margaret C. Daley, United States Secretary of Education (as Chicago Public Schools CEO) Arne Duncan and past Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman.
To nominate a candidate, email the nominee’s name, title, government and email address, along with a brief description of the nominee’s achievements, to [email protected]. We encourage any details or observations that go beyond standard career or biographical highlights. Nominations can also be sent via U.S. Mail to:
Attention: Outstanding Public Servant
The Civic Federation
10 N. Dearborn St. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60602
If requested, nominations can be confidential. The deadline for nominations is September 23, 2016, and the awards breakfast will take place later this year. For more information, please visit www.civicfed.org/events.
2015 Karen Tamley, Commissioner, Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
2014 Rocco Claps, Director, Illinois Department of Human Rights
2013 Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
2012 Julie Hamos, Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
2011 Margaret C. Daley, Former First Lady, City of Chicago
2010 James R. Reilly, Trustee, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
2009 Judy Erwin, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education
2008 Arne Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools
2007 Ron Huberman, President, Chicago Transit Authority
2006 Lori Healey, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
2005 Shirley Madigan, Chair, Illinois Arts Council
2004 Terry Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Housing Authority
2003 James Joyce, Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department
2002 Pam McDonough, Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
2001 William Holland, Auditor General, State of Illinois
2000 Mary Dempsey, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
Audrey McCrimon, Assistant to Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
1999 Lois Weisberg, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
1998 Paul Vallas, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools
1997 Jess McDonald, Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
1996 Richard Wagner, Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education
1995 Robert Belcaster, Chairman, Chicago Transit Authority
1994 Ruth Rothstein, Director, Cook County Hospital
1993 Mary Decker Laraia, Director, Cook County Capital Planning
1992 Sister Sheila Lyne, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Health