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Call for Nominations: The 22nd Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award

Nominations due September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 5:00am

The Motorola Solutions Foundation and the Civic Federation are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 22nd 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 honorees include Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Julie Hamos, the Former City of Chicago First Lady Margaret C. Daley, 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 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
177 N. State Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601

If requested, nominations can be confidential. The deadline for nominations is September 18, 2013, and the awards breakfast will take place later this year.

The Motorola Solutions 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. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit

The Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization that promotes efficient delivery of public services and sustainable tax policies in the Chicago region and State of Illinois. For more information, please visit the Federation’s website at