About the Emerging Leader Award and Winners

GENERAL INFORMATION

IaCMA’s Annual Awards program honors creative contributions to professional local government management and increases public awareness of the value of professional management to the quality of life in our communities.  The Emerging Leader Award is presented to a local government and the chief administrator or assistant chief administrator in recognition of his/her innovative and successful programs. 

 

In 2006, IaCMA’s Awards Evaluation Panel, with approval from the IaCMA Executive Board, developed the Emerging Leader Award category.  To be considered for the Emerging Leader Award, the local government’s chief administrator must be a full (voting) IaCMA member*.  Eligible candidates must be:

 

  • First time in the position, and have 5 years or less experience as a chief administrator; or,
  • First time in the position, and have 7 years or less experience as an assistant chief administrator

 

*IaCMA full (voting) members are employed as the chief appointed administrative officer, assistant administrator or administrative assistant in a municipality, county or regional entity.  The position must have overall management responsibility and be appointed or confirmed by the legislative body, the elected chief executive and/or the chief appointed administrative officer. 



Emerging Leader Award Winners

 

Aaron Budweg - 2023

Jacob Tjaden - 2022 


Cori Burbach - 2021

Dylan Mulfinger - 2020
 

Kyle Michel - 2019


Nicholas MacGregor - 2018

 

Angie Charipar - 2017

 

Amanda Kaufman - 2016

 

Laura Graham - 2015


Chelsea Huisman - 2014


Matt McQuillen - 2013


Larry Burks - 2012


Josh Heggen - 2011


Doug Boldt - 2010


Luke Nelson - 2009

 

Jason Metten - 2008


Elizabeth Hansen - 2007