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LGA Special Project Award

The LGA recognizes its members who have performed work on a LGA project or other project of significant importance to the LGA or local government generally. The purpose of the award is to encourage greater service to LGA and/or local government. This award category was established in 2003.


An eligible attorney or project that has made significant contributions based on the evidence of effectiveness and success of the project, including scope, importance, duration of benefits derived by LGA or local government, and membership involvement.


The level of difficulty in implementing and/or sustaining the project will also be a consideration. Examples of past types of such work include the recodification of Title 15.1, significant amicus brief work, and Report of the LGA on Local Government Structure.


Nominations for the award will be considered every year, but the LGA reserves the right not to present the award during any year when it believes there are no qualified candidates. The award, when given, is presented at either the LGA spring or fall conference.


The LGA solely intends to rely on voluntarily submitted information for making these awards.


If you would like to make a nomination for this award, please contact the LGA awards & recognitions committee chair. Please state the reason(s) you believe the nominee(s) should receive the award along with any other pertinent information. Specific deadlines for submission of nominations will be published at appropriate times throughout the year in issues of the Bill of Particulars and on the LGA website.

Past Recipients

LGA Ad Hoc Committee on Public DemonstrationsSpring 2018
LGA Ad Hoc Committee on Sign OrdinancesFall 2016
Sheri H. Kelley & R. Lucas HobbsFall 2013
Vanessa T. Valdejuli & Bonnie N. Brown
M. Ann Neil Cosby 
Jan L. Proctor
Spring 2013
Ellen F.M. PosnerSpring 2012
LGA Ad Hoc Committee on Noise OrdinancesFall 2010
LGA Procurement Forms Ad Hoc CommitteeSpring 2010
Michael S.J. Chernau
Leslie L. Lilley
Fall 2008
James V. McGettrickSpring 2008
LGA Pro Bono Committee
LGA Committee On Issues Affecting Local Government Law
Fall 2007
LGA Economic Development Incentives Project GroupFall 2004
LGA Committee on Issues Affecting the Development
and Interpretation of Local Government Law for its work
with the 2002 General Assembly Joint Subcommittee
studying the State and Local Conflict of Interest Act (COIA)
Fall 2003