Awards

NATIONAL CHAPTER AWARDS

Outstanding Chapter:
1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Superior Chapter:
1998, 2000

Professional Development:
1998, 1999

Community Services:
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Chapter Growth:
2014


Local Chapter Awards

Award nominations are open for 2020-2021.  The deadline to submit your nomination is May 1, 2021.  Please read the description for each award. To nominate someone for the award, select the corresponding link provided at the end of each description. The link will lead you to the nomination form.  Please take a few minutes to nominate a deserving individual or team for an award.  Both Leadership Link Members AND Non-Members can receive each of the awards (except the Competency Growth Award, which is members only).

Awards will be presented at the Annual Leadership Link President's Luncheon Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm featuring speaker, Aaron Davis.  The luncheon will be offered both in person at LLCHD and virtually, via Zoom!

Manager of the Year Award

The Manager of the year award honors a leader with outstanding career service, leadership, ethics, expertise, and innovation. This manager is a positive example and knows how to use their strengths to encourage their team to succeed. They work alongside their employees, coach team members and create an inclusive work environment.

Manager of the Year Nomination Form

Kathy Smith Pinnacle Award

This award was created in memory of Kathy Smith who was employed as the Assistant Purchasing Agent in the Purchasing Division of the City Finance Department.

Kathy was a dedicated City employee and took great pride in her position and the job that she did.  She was a member of the Leadership Link Steering Committee and a Charter member of our organization.  Kathy Smith was a positive, inspiring, kind person, attentive to the needs of others, and a very directed and focused individual. She had a positive attitude and always inspired others. Kathy left us with the memory of her dedication to her job and to the City of Lincoln, and most importantly, her desire to treat everyone with kindness and respect. After her diagnosis of cancer, she continued her work with the Purchasing Department and her involvement in Leadership Link.   Sadly, Kathy lost her battle with cancer, but she left us with the memory of her dedication to her job and to the City of Lincoln, and most importantly, her desire to treat everyone with kindness and respect. The nominees of this award encompass the qualities exemplified by Kathy Smith.

Kathy Smith Pinnacle Award Nomination Form

Teamwork Award

The Teamwork Award recognizes outstanding teamwork from a group of three or more employees who:

  • have demonstrated cooperation and collaboration in working toward a goal or project.
  • and have demonstrated a group effort that had a significant impact on departmental goals.
  • communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.

All City/County employees are eligible to nominate and receive this award!

Teamwork Award Nomination Form

Customer Service Award

The nominee for this award should exhibit not only excellent customer service, but also display a positive attitude in dealing with difficult situations, eliminate barriers for customers and demonstrate resourcefulness in addressing customer needs. This nominee is happy to go above and beyond to be of service to our customers and the public.

Customer Service Award Nomination Form

Leadership Competency Growth Award

The Leadership Competency Growth Award is a new award and it recognizes a Leadership Link member for taking ownership of their leadership growth. The nominees of this award were chosen for intentionally applying new leadership tools and specific competencies in their professional life.  The winner of the Leadership Link Competency Growth Award will receive 3 hours of Executive Coaching with Katie Brandert, Director of the Great Plains Leadership institute.

Competency Growth Award Nomination Form


Congratulations to Our 2021 Awards Recipients:

Manager of the Year Award
Liz Elliott - Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department

Kathy Smith Pinnacle Award
Amy Schlichting - Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department 

Team Work Award
Lancaster County Assessor's Soft Skills Group

President's Award
Brad Johnson - Lancaster County Department of Corrections

Customer Service Award
Bryan Tlamka - Parks & Recreation

Leadership Link Competency Growth Award
Erika Hill - Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department



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