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2020 LOC Awards

Honoring excellence in local government

The 2020 Exceptional Service Awards and City Awards were handed out during the virtual LOC Annual Conference, recognizing outstanding city officials and community projects. Congratulations to this year's winners!

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Exceptional Service Award Winners

Civic Education Award
Dr. Phil Cooper, Portland State University Professor

Herman Kehrli Award
Michael Sykes, Retired Scappoose City Manager

James C. Richards Memorial Award
Brad Nanke, Salem City Councilor

City Award Winners

Award for Excellence

City of Eugene - Love Food Not Waste Program

City of Pendleton - UAS Drone Range

View all innovative city programs nominated this year


Helen & Alan Berg Good Governance Award

City of Hermiston - Capital Improvement Plan Website

View all community outreach efforts nominated this year

Exceptional Service Awards

Do you know of an individual who has made outstanding contributions to your community or to the state of Oregon? Recognize those efforts by nominating them for one of the LOC’s individual awards.

James C. Richards Memorial Award

This award recognizes exceptional contributions by elected city officials to the League of Oregon Cities and at the local, state and federal levels.
Learn more and view nomination form

Herman Kehrli Award

This award is granted to a city employee who has provided lasting benefits to their community through exceptional contributions to city government. 
Learn more and view nomination form

Mark O. Hatfield Statesmanship Award

A statesman is defined as “one who is versed in the art of government.”  This award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated similar statesmanship and exemplary service that has positively affected the citizens of Oregon.
Learn more and view nomination form

Civic Education Award

This award acknowledges individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to nurturing civic responsibility in youth. 
Learn more and view nomination form

City Awards

These awards recognize and encourage excellence, innovation, efficiency and great public service in city government. It’s an opportunity for your city to receive the recognition it deserves. Winners can use their success as a positive selling point for their communities and as a boost to the community’s spirit. The awards also serve as a forum for sharing the best public service practices in Oregon.

Award for Excellence

This award recognizes cities that have undertaken progressive and innovative approaches to city operations and providing services to their citizens.
Learn more and view entry form

Helen and Alan Berg Good Governance Award

This award recognizes programs, projects or events which have a specific purpose of reaching out to and/or educating citizens. 
Learn more and view entry form

Last Year's Award Winners

The 2019 Exceptional Service Awards and City Awards were handed out during the LOC Conference last September, recognizing outstanding city officials and community projects.

Watch the awards presentations