Governor’s Awards for Local Government ExcellenceAwards to honor Pennsylvania’s local government leaders in recognition of exceptional dedication to improving public services through innovative initiatives.
Each year, one week in April is designated by the PA Legislature as “Local Government Week,” honoring the dedication of Pennsylvania’s local officials and encouraging citizens to learn how local government functions and affects each resident and business in the community. During this week, the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services has made a tradition of hosting a Local Government Day celebration, featuring the presentation of the Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence to recognize local officials for their successes in undertaking innovative initiatives to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Nominations are Now Open
Nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence are now open. Do you have local government leaders in your community who demonstrate exceptional dedication to improving public services? Nominate them today, open now through January 31, 2021.
Award Categories and Criteria
Nominations for the Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence may be submitted for one or more of the following award categories:
|Building Community Partnerships||Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices|
|Responding to Adversity||Intergovernmental Cooperation|
|Promoting Community/Economic Revitalization||Information Technology|
|Innovative Community/Governmental Initiatives||Health & Wellness Initiatives|
|Fiscal Accountability and Best Management Practices||Individual|
View the 2020 Award Winners
Learn more about the ten communities and eight individuals who were recognized at the virtual 2020 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence that were held on October 26, 2020.