The Government Operations Champion Award shall be awarded to an individual that champions the critical role of efficient, effective, equitable operations and demonstrates a passion that good government operations and programs will enhance the customer and citizen experience. 


  • Nominees must currently be in state government or have worked in state government in the last 12 months.
  • Nominees may be from any state government agency (state CAOs are not eligible)
  • All senior leaders and department staff of the chief administrator are eligible to nominate a champion.
  • Nominees must be from a state that is a current paid member of NASCA.


  • Selection of the Operations Champion honoree is based on two major criteria:
    • Accomplishments in their state in the field of government operations
    • Service and leadership in the field of government operations during their career

Deadline: TBD 2022

Step 1: Step 2:
Download the nomination template
Submit your nomination


Jack Howard
Assistant Secretary, Office of Business Enterprise Administration in the Maryland Department of General Services
Click here to