Requests for Nominations


Donald C. Stone (1903 - 1995) was a major and beloved figure in twentieth-century public administration. He was founder of the American Public Works Association (APWA), served as the first Director of the Public Administration Service, and was a principal architect of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 based on the 1937 recommendations of the Brownlow Commission.  He was the first Director of the Division of Administrative Management of the Bureau of the Budget within the EOP, worked as Director of Administration of the Marshall Plan in 1948, helped found the National Academy of Public Administration in 1967, and served as Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) established the Stone awards in 1980. The first awards were made in 1981. The principle criteria for the Practitioner and Scholar awards are:
  • Significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time
  • Contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function.
Nominations should include the name and institution affiliation of the nominee and of the nominator, a short statement explaining the nominee's contributions to intergovernmental management commensurate with the criteria for the award, and the contact information for both the nominee and the nominator. Nominees need not be members of SIAM.


 
The Stone Practitioner Award Committee cordially invites all SIAM members to nominate candidates for the annual Donald Stone Practitioner Award for 2017. Please submit your nominations electronically no later than January 23, 2017 to Bob Lee, Chairperson, at rlee@fgcu.edu for the nomination to be considered by the committee. The other committee members are Monique McDaniels, Columbia College and Anne Williamson, University of Missouri, Kansas City. Thank you.


 
The Stone Scholar Award Committee cordially invites all SIAM members to nominate candidates for the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award for 2017. Please submit your nomination electronically no later than January 23, 2017 to Bev Cigler, Chairperson, at cigler@psu.edu for the nomination to be considered by the committee. The other committee members are Kurt Thurmaier, Northern University and Christine Palus, Villanova University. Thank you.



The Donald C. Stone Best Student Paper Award recognizes the best paper on federalism, intergovernmental relations written by a graduate student in the last year (2016). Please email a copy the paper (no more than 20-25 pages, double-spaced) to Committee Chair Cali Curley at Curleyc@iupui.edu. Nominations will be accepted through January 16, 2017.
The awards will be presented at the SIAM Business Meeting during ASPA's Annual Conference in Atlanta from March 17-21, 2017.