Past NLPES Award Winners

6/27/2019

Each year, the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society recognizes the hard work done by legislative audit and evaluation offices.  It offers awards in four categories for which an office may submit a nomination or application—Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Evaluation Award, Excellence in Research Methods Award and Certificates of Impact.

Shown below are the individuals and offices that have received NLPES awards.

Past Winners

Year

Excellence in Evaluation Award Winner(s)

Excellence in Research Methods Award Winner(s)

Recognition of Impact Award Winner(s)

Outstanding Achievement Award Winner

2019 Louisiana Legislative Auditor Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; Louisiana Legislative Auditor; Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission 26 states Ken Levine, Executive Director, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission (Retired)
2018 Colorado Office of the State Auditor Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee 25 states Gary VanLandingham
2017 California State Auditor's Office Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General 25 states [none awarded]

2016

Mississippi Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review

Colorado Office of the State Auditor; 
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

24 states

[none awarded]

2015

New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

22 states

Max Arinder, Executive Director, Mississippi Joint PEER Committee (Retired)

2014

North Carolina Program Evaluation Division

New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

24 states

[none awarded]

2013

Colorado Office of the State Auditor

 

Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor;
Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee

 24 states

 

Marion Higa, State Auditor, Hawaii Office of the Auditor (Retired)

2012

Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations;
Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General;
Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 24 states

Phil Leone, Director, Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (Retired)

2011

Georgia Performance Audit Division

Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability; Georgia Performance Audit Division

 25 states

Janice Mueller, State Auditor, Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau (Retired)

2010

Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General;
Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations

 23 states

George L. Shroeder, Director, South Carolina Legislative Audit Council (Retired)

2009

Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General

Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability;
Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Revue Committee

 22 states

[none awarded]

 2008

South Carolina Legislative Council

Georgia Department of Audits - Performance Audit Division, Montana Legislative Audit Division, Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

25 states 

 

Jim Pellegrini, Deputy Director, Legislative Audit Division, Montana (Retired)

 2007

Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA)

Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA)

 18 states

R. Kirk Jonas, Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (Retired)

 2006

Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations

 Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

17 states

Don Bezruki

 2005

Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor

Arizona Office of the Auditor General

19 states

Wayne Welsh

2004

Arizona Office of the Auditor General

Minnesota Office of
the Legislative Auditor

22 states

John Turcotte

2003

Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit and Texas Sunset Advisory
Commission

Minnesota Office of
the Legislative Auditor

23 states 

Roger Brooks, Minnesota Office of
the Legislative Auditor

2002

Wisconsin

Kentucky

19 states

Cheryl Ridings,
Deputy Director,  South Carolina Legislative Audit Council (Retired) 

2001

Utah

Virginia

16 states

Mary Noble, 
State Auditor,  California Bureau of State Audits (Retired) 

2000

Arizona

Florida

15 states

Ray D. Pethtel

1999

Washington

None

11 states

Judith Frye,
Former Assistant State Auditor for Program Evaluations,  Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau

1998

California / Virginia

Arizona

12 states

N/A

1997

Florida

Wisconsin

N/A

N/A

1996

Montana

None

N/A

N/A

1995

Minnesota

Virginia

N/A

N/A

1994

Kansas / Mississippi

None

N/A

N/A

1993

Colorado

Arizona (Texas - Honorable Mention)

N/A

N/A

1992

Hawaii

Washington

N/A

N/A

1991

Texas

Kentucky / South Carolina

N/A

N/A

1990

South Carolina

N/A

N/A

N/A

1989

Florida

N/A

N/A

N/A

1988

Colorado / Montana

N/A

N/A

N/A

1987

Kansas / Utah

N/A

N/A

N/A

1986

Minnesota / Tennessee

N/A

N/A

N/A

1985

Arizona / California / Wisconsin

N/A

N/A

N/A

1984

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

1983

Massachusetts

N/A

N/A

N/A

1982

Mississippi / New York

N/A

N/A

N/A

1981

Eagleton Institute/Virginia

N/A

N/A

N/A