Award of Excellence

Honourary Life Member Award

The Honourary Life Member Award is given to renowned and distinct person in recognition of their contribution to the advancement of local government administration in the Northwest Territories. 

LGANT Award of Excellence

The LGANT Award of Excellence is given to a Local Government Administrator in the NWT who has displayed outstanding commitment, dedication and public service, and is held in high regard by his/her profession and community.

The 2018 Award of Excellence nomination form will be posted in April 2018. Nomination deadline will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018.

Nominees for the LGANT Recognition of Local Government Administrator in the NWT shall demonstrate outstanding achievement in the following ways:

  1. Demonstrate leadership, innovation, and achievement in the community government profession.
  2. Contribute to improvements of the profession and their community through their initiatives and accomplishments.
  3. Be involved in their community through participation in volunteer and local initiatives.
  4. Be highly regarded by their community government, peers and community members.
  5. Demonstrate an ethical standard beyond reproach.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to be nominated for the LGANT Recognition of Local Government Administrator in the NWT, nominees must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Hold a LGA position (LGA shall normally mean a person holding the position of Senior Administrative Officer, Band Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Town Manager, Council Manager, Chief Executive Officer or City Administrator) for a community government in the NWT for at least two years.
  2. Be employed by a local community government in the Northwest Territories on the date of the nomination submission.


The recipient of the award will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Award presentation at the LGANT Professional Development Conference and Annual General Meeting in the presence of peers and dignitaries;
  • Recognition at the NWT Association of Communities (NWTAC) Annual General Meeting in the presence of elected officials;
  • Featured on the LGANT website and other communication to members and stakeholders;
  • Recognition letter from the LGANT President to the recipient’s local community government council or governing body;
  • Personal plaque of recognition, and 
  • LGANT’s Award of Excellence plaque of recognition housed at the LGANT office.

Nomination Rules and Guidelines

Anyone may nominate a LGA for this award. The nomination form must be submitted to the LGANT office by the specified deadline. Faxed or e-mailed submissions will be accepted.

The nomination must, at minimum, consist of:

  • Completed LGANT nomination form;
  • Accompanying cover letter;
  • One (1) page biography of the nominee; and
  • Nomination support letter not exceeding five (5) double spaced pages;

Optional (to strengthen the nomination):

  • Three (3) letters of reference. At least one letter must come from a community member not employed by the nominee’s community government and at least one must come from an LGANT member. No letters to support the nominee shall come from immediate family, and;
  • Up to five additional pages of support material which may include newspaper articles, letters of commendation, etc.

All information submitted to LGANT shall become the property of LGANT and will not be returned.

All nominee information submitted will be kept strictly confidential unless the nominee is selected to receive the award. 

Nominations received will be reviewed by an Awards of Excellence Committee consisting of LGANT members and other authorized representatives selected by the LGANT Executive Committee.

Nominations can be submitted by email to, faxed to (867) 765-5635 or mailed to:

Eric Bussey, Executive Director
Local Government Administrators of the NWT
P.O. Box 2083
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2P6