Emerging Leaders Award and Scholarship

Award Purpose/Goals

The Local Government Hispanic Network wants to recognize individuals who are emerging leaders in local government by demonstrating professional excellence and leadership skills in their organization and their community. LGHN’s goal is to identify and support professionals who have the ability to rise to leadership positions in local government and have demonstrated interest in improving minority and/or disadvantaged communities.

Nomination Criteria

Who is eligible for nomination? Early or mid-career professionals, including anyone who has transitioned to local government service from another field, and has shown mobility in his or her career. The nominee should also demonstrate active and sustained engagement in LGHN. Current and past board members are not eligible for the award

The recipient will receive a scholarship for LGHN conference registration and $1,000 travel stipend to attend the LGHN conference and the dinner in Phoenix to receive the award. The conference will be held October 25-27.

Who may nominate? Anyone, including members from affiliate organizations, can nominate an LGHN member for the Emerging Leader Award. It is not required that the nominator be a member of LGHN. Be advised that the nominator will obtain the nominee’s
supervisor signature of approval prior to submittal of the nomination.



May 16, 2018: Issue call for submittals

June 30, 2018: Deadline for submissions

July 2018: Selection committee review of submittals; recommendations to the LGHN Board of Directors at the July 7, 2018 Board Meeting

July 2018: Notify recipient selected for the award

October 26, 2018: Present award at the LGHN dinner at the biannual conference in Phoenix, AZ


Awards should be submitted electronically to: kdavis@LGHN.org

Direct questions to Karen Davis at 408-221-8458

Emerging Leaders Award and Scholarship Flyer