It’s been a tumultuous year in government but there’s still a lot to celebrate. is giving out its 2009 Local Government Awards and we’re looking for nominations. Please send along nominations for the following categories to

  • City Public Official Of The Year
  • County Public Official Of The Year
  • Special District Official Of The Year
  • Elected Official Of The Year
  • New Ordinance Of The Year
  • Public Works Project Of The Year
  • Public Information Officer Of The Year
  • Blunder Of The Year

The deadline for nominations sent by e-mail is Monday, Dec. 21 by noon.

You can nominate a colleague, a friend, an enemy or even yourself. Please e-mail all nominations this week to the editor at Please put the name of the award in the subject line.

Nominations can come from anyone: Public Information Directors, here’s your chance to make your bosses happy.