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Call for Nominations: The 19th Annual Motorola Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award

Nominations Due August 20, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 5:00am

The Motorola Foundation and the Civic Federation are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 19th Annual Motorola Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award.

The Excellence in Public Service Award recognizes a non-elected government employee who has made an extraordinary impact on the quality of government services in state and local governments. 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 in Illinois.

Individuals eligible for nomination are currently serving as non-elected state or local government officials in Illinois, including department heads and chiefs of staff.

Past recipients of the Motorola Award include Illinois Board of Higher Education Executive Director Judy Erwin, current United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and past Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman. Other notable past recipients include past Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Illinois Auditor General William Holland.

To nominate candidates, email the nominee’s name, title, government, and email address, along with a few sentences describing the nominee’s achievements, to [email protected]. Nominations can also be sent via U.S. Mail to:

Attention: Outstanding Public Servant
The Civic Federation
177 N. State St., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60601

If requested, nominations can be confidential. The deadline for nominations is August 20, 2010, and the awards breakfast will take place in fall 2010.

The Motorola Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information, on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit
The Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization founded in 1894. The Federation's membership includes business and professional leaders from a wide range of Chicago area corporations, professional service firms and institutions. For more information, please visit the Federation’s website at