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 for this award must be a current member of NASCA  (i.e. the state).


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. 

Nomination Period: May 22 through June 30, 2023

How to Nominate:

  1. Download Nomination Template
    1. Complete the Nomination Template (format: PDF)
  2. Submit your Nomination (The nomination form will be available starting May 30, 2023)

Click here for the Past Recipients