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Call For Nominations: Commissioner’s Award For Excellence 2019

About the Award

The Commissioner of the Northwest Territories is the patron of this award. The award recognizes the exceptional achievement of a person who has demonstrated excellence in public administration in the Northwest Territories and who - by practice, in writings or through other endeavours - has made a significant contribution to the field of public administration.

The award pays tribute to a public sector practitioner whose work exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment. It recognizes an outstanding individual while underscoring the value of all individuals in the public sector who display leadership, values, creativity, and accomplishment. The award recognizes contributions made on a sustained basis rather than as a result of any single exceptional public service deed. Candidates will be judged upon their leadership skills, innovation, accomplishments and values.



  • Practitioners, researchers, or teachers of public administration, whether current or former.
  • Service in any field of public administration, within any level of government, research organization, for profit, or not-for-profit performing work integral to government.
  • Residents or former residents of the Northwest Territories

  • A person holding an executive position on a national or regional board of IPAC.
  • A person holding elected political office.


Nominations must include:

  1. A nomination letter (500 words maximum);
  2. A biography of the nominee (500 words maximum); and
  3. Two additional letters of reference (each 250 words maximum).

Nominations and/or inquiries can be directed to: [email protected]. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 4:00 pm MDT on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Selection Committee

Each year, the Board of Diretors of the NWT Regional Group will strike a Selection Committee consisting of:

  • a former public servant who is resident and of reasonable seniority or distinction
  • a non-executive member of IPAC-NWT
  • the Chair of the NWT Regional Group

The Selection Committee will recommend to the Commissioner who is to receive the award.

The Selection Committee may recommend to the Commissioner that a suitable candidate has not been nominated for the particular year.

The Selection Committee will consider the information received and may seek, from either the nominator or referees, additional information about a nominee.

Nomination papers and the subsequent ranking of nominations are confidential, and shall be treated as such by the Selection Committee.


The award will include a year free membership in IPAC and a commemorative northern art or craft to be conferred upon the recipient by the acting Commissioner of the Northwest Territories at an award ceremony.