Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is the patron of this award. The award pays tribute to public sector practitioners whose careers exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication, and accomplishments.It recognizes an individual who is currently, or was formerly, engaged in public service within the province of Alberta, including practitioners from federal, provincial, or municipal government, school boards, universities and colleges, or other agencies, boards and associations supported by public funds.
The award recognizes the exceptional achievement of a person who has:
Shown distinctive leadership in public administration or
Made a significant contribution in the field of public administration in the province of Alberta, by writings or other endeavors.
Made outstanding contributions on a sustained basis, rather than as a result of a single initiative
The award seeks to provide recognition of an outstanding individual and to underscore the efforts of creative, highly skilled individuals in the public sector. This award is open to candidates from anywhere in Alberta. Candidates will be judged based on criteria which include their leadership skills, innovation/creativity, accomplishment/impact, and community involvement.
Nominations are open for the 2020 year.
To nominate a candidate for this award, complete the information in the Nomination Form.
All the following parts of the form are required for a complete submission:
Part 1: Nomination Information
Part 2: Nomination Letter
Part 3: Nominee's CV, Resume or Biography
Part 4: Reference Letters
All four parts should be saved and submitted as a single file. Submit the file by email to .
The 2020 nomination deadline has been extended to April 17, 2020.
The selection committee will make its judgement solely on the basis of the information received and will not seek additional information about any of the nominees.
2019 Lana Lougheed, Government of Alberta, Public Service Commission
2018 Rob Hugill, Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks
2017 Craig Reich, Municipal Approvals Technologist, Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks
2017 Marcia Nelson, Deputy Minister, Government of Alberta, Executive Council
2016 A call for nominations did not take place
2015 A call for nominations did not take place
2014 Dr. Carl G. Amrhein, former University of Alberta’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
2013 Owen A. Tobert, former City Manager, City of Calgary
2012 Tracy L. Edwards, former President and CEO, Lethbridge College
2011 John McGowan, former CEO of AUMA and Alberta Municipal Services Corporation
2010 Lucy Miller, former Chief Superintendent, Calgary Catholic School District
2009 Al Maurer, former City Manager, City of Edmonton
2008 Ron Hicks, former Deputy Minister of Alberta Executive Council
2007 Roger Gibbins, former CEO, Canada West Foundation
2006 Allan Tupper, former Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta
2005 W.G.S. (Bill) Sutherland, former Chief Commissioner, Country of Strathcona
2004 Roger Palmer, former Deputy Minister, Alberta Health and Wellness
2003 Robert C. Clark, former Alberta Ethics Commissioner
2002 Oryssia Lennie, former Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
2001 Ed Wittchen, former Superintendent, Northern Lights School Division
2000 Jim Dixon, former Alberta Public Service Commissioner
1999 Paul Dawson, former Chief Executive Officer, City of Calgary
1998 Allison O’Brien, former Alberta Deputy Provincial Treasurer
1997 Emery Dosdall, former Superintendent, Edmonton Public Schools
1996 Sarah Huemmert, former Executive Director, Premier's Council in Support of Alberta Families
1995 Deryl Kloster, former City Manager, City of Airdrie
1994 Peter Meekison, former V.P. Academic, University of Alberta and former DM of Alberta Federal & Intergovernmental Affairs
1993 Michael Day, former City Commissioner, City of Red Deer
1992 Gerry DeSorcy, former Chairman, Natural Resources Conservation Board
1991 Bill Rogers, former Auditor General of Alberta
1990 Bob King, former Chairman, Alberta Liquor Control Board
1989 Jack Edworthy, former Executive Director, Alberta, Association of Municipal Districts and Counties
1988 No Selection
1987 Myer Horowitz, former President, University of Alberta
1986 A.F. "Chip" Collins, former Deputy Provincial Treasurer