Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards, a statewide competition created to recognize non-elected public servants who serve as a critical link between citizens and the people elected to represent them.

The awards are named in honor of Gabrielle Giffords’ director of community outreach who lost his life on Jan. 8, 2011 while serving the citizens of Arizona. Arizona-based public servants who are employed by cities and towns; counties; special districts; agencies of the executive and legislative branches of state governments; tribal governments; and staffs employed by members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation are eligible.

Awards will be presented in three categories including Leadership, Innovation and Civic Engagement. All Arizona citizens are encouraged to make nominations. The deadline is July 14. Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Meeting being held on Aug. 21.

To nominate a public servant for the awards, visit


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