The Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards

The Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award was named in honor of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s former director of advocacy and community relations after her untimely passing in 2003.  The award was created to highlight the work of four elected or non-elected officials who have gone above and beyond in partnership with the nonprofit sector to ensure more vibrant communities.  Each year the Center recognizes four public officials for this award.  One official is recognized from each of the jurisdictions the Center supports including, the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Annually the Center asked its membership to nominate a public official in their respective jurisdiction who has shown exemplary work on behalf of nonprofits during the year.  Awards are presented each fall at the Center's Annual Celebration.

The 2013 award winners are:

  • The Honorable Sharon Bulova - Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
     
  • The Honorable Valerie Ervin - Councilmember, Montgomery County Council
     
  • The Honorable Ingrid M. Turner - Councilmember, Prince George's County Council
     
  • DC Office of  Partnerships and Grant Services - Mr. Lafayette Barnes, Director

Process

The process for the nomination and awarding of the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award is based on transparency and membership voting.  During the nomination process, we ask each member organization and prior winners to nominate one public official who has shown great leadership on behalf of the nonprofit sector.  We also ask that each member give one or two sentences on why their nominee deserves the award.  After the deadline, nominations will be tallied and the winners of each jurisdiction will be notified and receive their award and recognition at the Center’s Annual Celebration.  In the cases of a tight nomination, the Center will send out a second run-off ballot to determine the winner.

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on the nominees work in the public sector.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Government officials (elected or non-elected) who have shown extraordinary service to the nonprofit community.
  • Government officials who have not received the award in the past four years.

In summary, the government official must have made a considerable contribution either to the nonprofit community or increased awareness of the work of nonprofits in their jurisdiction during the past year.

 

Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award Winners 2002-2012

District of Columbia

  • The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Council of the District of Columbia (2012)
  • The Honorable Vincent Gray, Mayor, The District of Columbia (2011)
  • The Honorable Michael A. Brown, Council of the District of Columbia (2010)
  • Neil O. Albert, City Administrator, District of Columbia (2009)
  • The Honorable Tommy Wells, Council of the District of Columbia (2008)
  • The Honorable Phil Mendelson, Council of the District of Columbia (2007)
  • The Honorable Kathleen Patterson, Council of the District of Columbia (2006)
  • The Honorable David Catania, Council of the District of Columbia (2005)
  • The Honorable Sandy Allen, Council of the District of Columbia (2004)
  • The Honorable Linda Cropp, Council of the District of Columbia (2003)
  • The Honorable Jack Evans, Council of the District of Columbia (2002)

Montgomery County, Maryland

  • The Honorable George Leventhal, Council of Montgomery County (2012)
  • Bruce Adams, Director, Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships (2011)
  • The Honorable Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive (2010)
  • The Honorable Karen S. Montgomery, 14th District of Montgomery County, Maryland General Assembly (2009)
  • The Honorable Valerie Ervin, Montgomery County Council (2008)
  • The Honorable Marilyn Praisner, Montgomery County Council (2007)
  • The Honorable Tom Perez, Montgomery County Council (2005)
  • The Honorable Michael L. Subin, Montgomery County Council (2003)
  • The Honorable Steve Silverman, Montgomery County Council (2002)

Prince George's County, Maryland

  • The Honorable Rushern L. Baker III, Prince George's County Executive (2012)
  • The Honorable Andrea Harrison, Prince George’s County Council (2011)
  • The Honorable David C. Harrington, Maryland Senate (2010)
  • The Honorable Joanne Claybon Benson, 24th District of Prince George’s County, Maryland General Assembly (2009)
  • The Honorable Eric Olson, Prince George’s County Council (2008)
  • Howard Burnett, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health and Human Services (2007)
  • The Honorable Will Campos, Prince George’s County Council (2006)
  • The Honorable David Harrington, Prince George’s County Council (2004)
  • The Honorable Peter A. Shapiro, President, Prince George’s County Council (2003)
  • The Honorable Connie Morella, Congresswoman for Maryland's Eighth Congressional District (2002)

Virginia

  • The Honorable Kerry Donley, Vice Mayor, City of Alexandria (2012)
  • The Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships (2011)
  • The Honorable Andrea McGimsey, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (2010)
  • The Honorable Congressman Jim Moran, 8th District of Virginia, U.S. House of Representatives (2009)
  • Verdia Haywood, Fairfax County Deputy County Executive for Human Services (2008)
  • The Honorable J. Walter Tejada, Arlington County Board (2007)
  • The Honorable Catherine M. Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (2006)
  • The Honorable Michael O’Reilly, Mayor, City of Herndon (2005)
  • The Honorable Barbara A. Favola, Chair, Arlington County Board (2004)
  • The Honorable William D. Euille, Mayor, City of Alexandria (2003)
  • The Honorable Kate Hanley, Chair, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (2002)