Since 1973, the Fund has recognized City employees at all ranks and levels of government through its Sloan Public Service Awards—widely regarded as the “Nobel Prize” of City government. Annually, six outstanding civil servants are honored for their extraordinary work performance and commitment to the public. This award also acknowledges the contributions of the more than 325,000 dedicated public servants who keep the largest city in the country running smoothly.
Since 1985, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has generously supported this program, allowing for each honoree to be celebrated at an awards ceremony and receive a $10,000 prize, as well as a commemorative portrait, brochure, and video.
Nominees embody the following qualities:
- Extraordinary service delivered with ingenuity, energy, and compassion
- Commitment beyond the call of duty
- Responsiveness to public needs, developing more effective methods of service delivery
- Outstanding and reliable performance, both under the pressures of daily routine and in times of crisis
- Willingness to take risks, if that is what is needed to improve services or correct abuses or inequities
- Dedication to upholding public interest amidst competing interests, pressures, and demands
Nominations are currently open.