Municipal Leader of the Year Entry Guidelines

Nominees are judged on major accomplishments, the reasons those accomplishments/projects were important to the community, and when the projects involved were completed. The winner will be profiled in the November issue.


Officials in any municipal government in the United States are eligible (No county leaders please). There are no restrictions on who can submit a nomination. Please keep the list of accomplishments to the years 2012 – present.




We will evaluate all nominations received by the deadline and select several nominations as finalists. If your nomination is selected as a finalist, you may be contacted to provide further information. At that time, nominators can, if appropriate, send other supporting material, including newspaper or magazine articles and photographs. The material will not be returned.

To apply, fill out the following information and email to Managing Editor Erin Greer at [email protected] and Assistant Editor Derek Prall at [email protected]

  • Name of nominee
  • Title of nominee
  • Area of service of nominee
  • Contact information for nominee
  • List and description of accomplishments of nominee. Please keep descriptions of each, individual accomplishment to 200 words or less.
  • Name of nominator
  • Title of nominator
  • Contact information for nominator

For more information on American City & County's awards programs, please visit the American City & County Awards page.