The ASPA Section on Intergovernmental Administration & Management (SIAM) is soliciting nominations for the section’s annual Donald C. Stone Practitioner Award. Since 1981, SIAM has recognized outstanding practitioners for their contributions to intergovernmental management. The award will be presented to one practitioner at the 2019 annual ASPA meeting in Washington, DC. The principle criteria for both the Practitioner and the Scholar awards:
- Significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time.
- Contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function.
Donald C. Stone (1903-1995) was a major and beloved figure in twentieth-century public administration. He was the founder of the American Public Works Association (APWA), served as the first Director of the Public Administration Service, and was a principal architect of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 based on the 1937 recommendations of the Brownlow Commission. He was the first Director of the Division of Administrative Management of the Bureau of the Budget within the EOP, worked as Director of Administration of the Marshall Plan in 1948, helped found the National Academy of Public Administration in 1967, and served as Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
Nominations for the SIAM Stone Practitioner Award are now being accepted. Nominations should include the name and institutional affiliation of the nominee and of the nominator, a short statement explaining the nominee’s contributions to intergovernmental management commensurate with the criteria for the award, and contact information for both the nominee and the nominator. Nominees and nominators need not be members of SIAM.
Please submit your nominations electronically to award committee chair David Swindell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions may also be directed to Dr. Swindell. For the nomination to be considered by the committee, please submit your nomination before 5:00 pm, February 8, 2019.