Emerging Leaders Award

CAP has a history of promoting the adoption of accountability and performance management systems in government. Traditionally, CAP accomplished its goals through educational materials and awards for scholarship, organizational improvement, and individual leaders/contributors. As performance management has spread, but still remains a developing field of practice, CAP sees an opportunity to recognize and encourage a new generation of practitioners through a CAP Emerging Leaders program.
Through recognition by CAP, Emerging Leaders would provide a early or mid-career boost to individuals who are actively implementing performance management systems, innovating new practices, and promoting the importance of performance and accountability within their governments.

In return for the recognition, Emerging Leaders would be asked to a develop case study about their government’s performance management practices to support CAP’s case study work. In addition, they might be tapped to develop CAP-sponsored panels at annual ASPA meetings to highlight best and alternative practices from the field and help build the empirical base for additional analysis.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Emerging Leaders would be nominated by CAP Board members, be limited to 10 per year, represent a variety of governments (local, county, state and federal), promote racial and geographic diversity in representation.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

YEAR RECIPIENTS ORGANIZATION
2017 Ben Birge, Manager, CountyStat Prince George’s County, MD
Justin C. Bruce, Director of Innovation and Performance Jackson, MS
Katie Johnson, Principal Budget and Management Analyst City of Tacoma, WA
Oliver Wise, Director, Office of Performance and Accountability City of New Orleans, LA
2016 Daro Mott, Chief Innovation Officer Cuyahoga County, OH
Julie Steenson, Deputy Performance Officer Office of the City Manager, Kansas City, MO
Kate Bender, Deputy Performance Officer Office of the City Manager, Kansas City, MO
David Gottesman, County Stat Manager Office of the Montgomery County Executive, Montgomery County, MD
Greg Useem, Chief Performance Officer Office of Performance and Accountability, City of Alexandria, VA