Nomination Form

Salute to Local Government Awards - Nomination Form. 
The deadline for 2018 nominations has passed.

We are now accepting nominations for our 26th annual Salute to Local Government. The Salute is a unique event that highlights and celebrates the value of public sector performance and the benefits that public sector innovation and excellence bring to taxpayers and our community as a whole. This year, in light of the Wisconsin Policy Forum's statewide mission and reach, we welcome nominations for local governments and school districts across Wisconsin.

The award categories recognize outstanding performance by local governments and school districts in the areas of effective problem-solving, innovative use of data or technology, intergovernmental cooperation, and private-public cooperation. In addition, our Norman N. Gill and Leader of the Future awards recognize individual excellence.

Click on a category below to view details and submit a nomination.

  1. Innovative approach to problem-solving
    Awarded to a government, school district, or governmental unit that demonstrates use of an innovative solution or management technique to address a fiscal or programmatic challenge and produce budgetary savings and/or programmatic improvements.

  2. Innovative use of data or technology
    Awarded to a government, school district, or governmental unit that demonstrates the innovative use of new technology or data collection to improve government performance, decision-making, and/or transparency.

  3. Intergovernmental cooperation
    Awarded to a cooperative effort among two or more governments that best demonstrates the benefits of working together toward a common public policy goal.

  4. Public-private cooperation
    Awarded to a partnership between one or more public and private sector entities that worked in partnership to achieve a worthwhile public policy goal.

  5. Norman N. Gill Award
    To a non-elected official in local government or a school district who demonstrates individual excellence or innovation through everyday administration of services or programs.

  6. Leader of the Future Award
    To a non-elected official in local government or a school district (40 years of age or under) who demonstrates individual excellence or innovation through everyday administration of services or programs.