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The Distinguished Deputy Award was established to recognize a deputy of a state chief administrator for outstanding contributions of the work of state administration. 
  • Nominees must currently serve as a deputy.
  • All NASCA State Primary (Chief Administrators) AND Secondary (Department Staff) members are eligible to nominate a current deputy.  
  • Nominees (i.e. the state) for this award must be current members with NASCA.


The Distinguished Deputy Award shall be awarded for either a single significant achievement or a career of accomplishments which have had a significant, positive impact on the award recipient’s state. 

  • In the case of a single achievement, the accomplishment must be a notable project which has had a major positive impact on the administration of the state.
  • In the case of a career of accomplishments, the career achievements must have had a cumulative significant positive impact on the administration of the state. 


Submissions are closed.

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Submit your application


Past Recipient:

2020 2019
Sandra Gill 

John Hull,
Deputy Director, 
Tennessee's Department of General Services

Sandra Gill, 
Deputy Director,
Virginia's Department of General Services