2015 Nominations will recognize the achievements of public servants in one of the following three areas:
Community Builder: Recognizing efforts to advance community pride and connectedness through such areas as job creation and training, healthy communities, environmental and historical preservation, volunteer and philanthropic efforts, and educational advancement. This award is open to public service employees in any city or town with less than 100,000 people, any county except Maricopa and Pima Counties, and any tribal government.
Emerging Leader: Recognizing early-stage public service employees committed to the overall civic health and community connection of the constituents they serve while bringing innovation, energy and compassion to their position and serving as a role model for others. Open to public service employees under the age of 40 of any city, town, county, state, or tribal government and staff members of Arizona’s congressional delegation.
Civic Leader: Recognizing extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated knowledge, skills and commitment to addressing Arizona’s long-term issues and the personal leadership capacity to make Arizona a better place for future generations. Open to public service employees of any city, town, county, state, or tribal government and staff members of Arizona’s congressional delegation.
Any Arizona-based public servant who is employed by any of the following may be nominated for one of the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards:
■ Cities and Towns
■ Special Districts
■ Agencies of the Executive and Legislative Branches of State Government
■ Tribal Governments
■ Personal Staff employed by Members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation
As there are other recognition programs for education and public safety employees, this program will focus on all other categories of public service in Arizona at the levels of government listed above.