Steven D. Ford Memorial Award
(Formerly Known as the Young Public Administrator Award)
NFBPA is committed to recognizing excellence in scholastic and professional achievement. In an effort to further the goal of “grooming and preparing younger, aspiring, public administrators for senior-level management positions,” NFBPA offers the Steven D. Ford Memorial Award. Only one award is given each year, which is presented during the ELI/Mentor Program graduation at FORUM.
Eligible candidates include non-elected administrators at all levels of public service in local, state, or federal government, non-profit institutions, and community-based organizations or academic institutions. Candidate must be a member of NFBPA (non-student) and active in an NFBPA local chapter.
Criteria for Selection
This nationally-competitive award seeks to recognize a young administrator, under age forty (40), who has demonstrated above average commitment and success in his/her profession, in the community, and contributed to the overall good of public service.