Each year, NAGC awards a government communicator who has helped instill public trust by effectively presenting accurate, timely and meaningful information, sometimes under exceptional circumstances. The award is presented at the annual NAGC Communications School, which will take place this year June 5-8 in Arlington, Virginia, in the shadow of the nation's capital.
Past winners include:
- U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), National Incident Commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Linda Wilson, I-64 Community Relations Manager, Missouri Department of Transportation, for handling the closing down of a major interstate highway to 2.5 million residents of a metropolitan region to replace 10 miles of Interstate 64 in St. Louis.
- David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, for sounding the warning about government finances.
- Max Mayfield, Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
More details about the NAGC Communicator of the Year, eligibility requirements and nomination instruction here, but who do you think deserves mention as the "best of the best" for 2011?