MAGC'S special achievement awards recognize individuals who have helped build public trust in government, whose work has gone well above and beyond the normal duties and responsibilities of their positions.
Nominations are reviewed by a nominating committee (MAGC board members and/or other participants designated by the board). The committee may recommend zero, one, or multiple finalists for each award. The award recipient(s) will be selected from among these finalists.
The recipients are revealed at the Northern Lights Awards Ceremony, usually in May or June.
In 2020, MAGC revamped the nomination process, making it a lot easier to nominate someone for these awards.
In the initial round, we ask only that you fill out the nomination form, providing the name of the person you're nominating, the award you are nominating them for and a short explanation about why the person should be considered. If the nominating committee selects your nominee for consideration as a finalist, MAGC will contact you for additional information that will be considered in making the final selection.