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 board members are not eligible for the award.

The recipient will receive a scholarship for ICMA conference registration and $1,000 travel stipend to attend the ICMA conference and the LGHN dinner in San Antonio to receive the award.

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.



April 28, 2017: Issue call for submittals

June 30, 2017: Deadline for submissions

July 2017: Selection committee review of submittals; recommendations to the LGHN Board of Dircetos at July 7, 2017 Board Meeting

July 2071: Notify recipient selected for the award

October 22, 2017: Recognize recipient at the LGHN dinner in San Antonio, Texas


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


Emerging Leaders Award and Scholarship Flyer