Support our Work  Member Login

Call for Nominations: The 20th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award

Nominations Due August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:00am

The Motorola Solutions Foundation and the Civic Federation are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 20th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award.

The Excellence in Public Service Award recognizes a non-elected government employee in Illinois 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.

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 recipients of the Motorola Award include Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Trustee Jim Reilly, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and past Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman. Other notable 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 Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601

If requested, nominations can be confidential. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2011, and the awards breakfast will take place later during the autumn.


The Motorola Solutions Foundation (formerly the Motorola Foundation) is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Founded in 1953, the Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming.

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