Call for Nominations: The 23rd Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award
Nominations due September 26, 2014
The Civic Federation and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 23rd 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 City of Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino, Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Julie Hamos, 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.
To nominate a candidate, please 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 mailed to:
Attention: Outstanding Public Servant
The Civic Federation
177 N. State Street, Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60601
If requested, nominations can be confidential. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 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 www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.
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.
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