The Distinguished Deputy Award was established to recognize a deputy of a state chief administrator for outstanding contributions of the work of state administration. 
  • Nominees must currently serve as a deputy director or a member of the senior leadership/executive team of the Chief Administrator's Office. (state CAO not eligible)
  • All senior leaders and department staff are eligible to nominate a current deputy/senior leader. 
  • Nominees (i.e. the state) for this award must be current paid members of NASCA.


The Distinguished Deputy Award shall be awarded for either a single significant achievement or a career of accomplishments that have had a significant, positive impact on the award recipient’s state. 

  • In the case of a single achievement, the accomplishment must be a notable project which has had a major positive impact on the administration of the state.
  • In the case of a career of accomplishments, the career achievements must have had a cumulative significant positive impact on the administration of the state. 

Deadline: July 6, 2021 | 11:59 PM ET

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Past Recipient:

2020 2019
Sandra Gill 

John Hull,
Deputy Director, 
Tennessee's Department of General Services

Sandra Gill, 
Deputy Director,
Virginia's Department of General Services