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 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


Nomination Period: May 22 through June 30, 2023

Extended through Monday July 10th, 2023. 

How to Nominate:

  1. Download and complete this Nomination Template.
  2. Submit your Nomination using this Nomination Form and upload your completed Nomination Template.

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