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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors auditors who have made lasting and worthwhile contributions to local government auditing through their extraordinary service to ALGA. Submit your nominations no later than January 10, 2021. If you run into any problems, please contact Awards Chair Hannah Gardener.

The following FAQ describes the Lifetime Achievement Award process and details. 


Current ALGA members may nominate one person per year by submitting four items:

  1. The Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form.
  2. A nomination letter briefly describing why the nominee should be considered for the award and specific examples of the nominee’s contributions to ALGA. If you believe any of the criteria (see next question) should be waived, the letter should include reasoning.
  3. Two letters of support from ALGA members not affiliated with the nominee's former audit organization.

Please upload the three letters as an unprotected PDF document(s) using the submission form.

For eligibility for the Lifetime Achievement Award a member must have:

  • been an active ALGA member for at least 10 years;
  • served ALGA as an Officer, Board Member, and/or Committee Chair;
  • made significant and specific contributions to ALGA; and
  • is no longer employed as a local government auditor or is imminently retiring.

The board may waive requirements at their discretion. As noted above, if you are proposing that the board waive any requirements for your nominee please include reasoning in your letter.

Award recipients are determined by a vote of ALGA’s Board of Directors. The committee reviews nominations to determine whether nominees meet the established criteria and makes a recommendation to ALGA’s Board based on the nominee’s merits.

Each award winner receives:
  • An award plaque presented during the ALGA Annual Conference;
  • Travel costs (airfare and hotel per policy) to the Annual Conference to receive their award;
  • Complimentary lifetime registration for the Annual Conference; and
  • Complimentary lifetime individual membership to ALGA.