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#ELGLMeagle Award

Honoring the best local government workplaces

About the Meagle Award

The Meagle Award recognizes the local governments that have developed, cultivated, and nurtured the best workplaces that encourage employee creativity, loyalty, and success.

The Meagle Award includes a writing component to share best practices from nominated local governments to build out the ELGL content library on workforce development, employee engagement, human resource management, and more.

And, nominations for the Meagle Award are only accepted from local government staff. Managers and mayors cannot nominate themselves for this award; nominations come from grassroots local government employees that want to recognize their organization for creating a great place to work.

Learn more below, and please fill out your nomination form today!

Meagle

FAQs

How do I nominate my local government?

Employees of local governments nominate their organizations for consideration for this award and inclusion on a recognition list.

What's on the application?

We'll ask you for basic information about your local government, and then select the program(s) that are in place in your organization that you're nominating for recognition.

What if the program(s) that are most noteworthy in my organization, aren't on your list?

That's ok! You can write it in. Just be prepared to provide background information and justification why your workplace is the best of the best.

I work in the manager's/mayor's office but I'm not the manager or mayor... can I still nominate my organization?

Yes! The concept behind this approach of asking for nominations from staff, and not the PIC, is to get employees engaged in thinking and recognizing great places to work. It's easy for the boss to say "I've created an awesome workplace," but it's meaningful when employees articulate that sentiment.

Tell me more about this content library you're building from the Meagle Award process...

All nominees will be required to write a blog post (or if appropriate, work with ELGL on a webinar) to describe the workplace programs(s) that are Meagle Award worthy. We believe that it's not enough to just recognize great programs - let's also tell the story about how the program could be replicated in another local government organization.

What's the timeline for the Meagle Award?

  • Nominations are due by August 5.
  • Selected organizations for the recognition list will be notified by August 10.
  • Writing assignments for the Meagle Award blog series will be agreed upon in August with finalist organizations, and the series will begin on September 1, 2019 and will run on a recurring basis throughout the Fall.

What's in it for my organization?

If your organization is selected for the Meagle Award recognition list, you'll receive a graphic and ELGL.org link to use in your marketing and outreach for your local government.

This can be used to showcase your organization in recruitments, to your community, and to your peers.

In addition, ELGL will showcase the content you create around your nomination areas to further highlight the best practices in your organization.

Lastly, you'll get to say you're an award-winning workplace - a Meagle Award winning workplace! - which is just a delightful way to describe a local government organization.

Nominations
  • Contact Information

    Please share your contact information so we can stay in touch about your nomination.
  • Nomination Areas

    Please share why your local government deserves recognition in the Meagle Award program. You can select as many recognition areas from the below list as you'd like to be considered for this award. For each item you select, you'll be asked to share information about your programming on this form, and then also write a longer blog post on ELGL.org to educate the larger local government community.Please note: Multiple criteria is not a requirement for recognition; e.g. an organization that meets one criteria in a big-time way is just as likely to be recognized as an organization that meets three criteria in mainstream ways.
  • Please share any information or links about Work-Life Balance & Benefits programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please upload any information about Work-Life Balance & Benefits programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please share any information or links about Workforce Development programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please upload any information about Workforce Development programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please share any information or links about Employee Engagement programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please upload any information about Employee Engagement programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please share any information or links about Recruitment programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Please upload any information about Recruitment programs or concepts in your organization. Include any information that is helpful to explain why your organization deserves recognition.
  • Didn't see a program on this list that you want to nominate your organization for? Please share it below.
  • Other Information

    Please complete this last section with affirmations that you'd like to be included in the Meagle Award process and that you'll further participate in the information sharing stage of this award program to engage the ELGL membership in learning and replicating best workplaces concepts.
    Please select the checkboxes to affirm your role in the information-sharing component of this awards program.
  • This is not required, but if you would like to showcase or recognize someone in your organization for their role(s) in creating a strong workplace (e.g. the manager, mayor, department leadership, etc.) please indicate this recognition and we will add it to the marketing and outreach if your organization is selected.
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