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By Megan McClure

Do you know an excellent editor, a laudable librarian, a daring drafter, a legal leader, an iconic IT person or clever committee staffer?

TrophyNow’s your chance to recognize exemplary legislative staff and their work in the only national forum for state legislators and legislative staff.

Whether an individual staffer, an office or agency, a legislative website or document, NCSL’s awards are a great way to show appreciation and recognition of exemplary work and dedication to the legislative institution.

Legislative staff are a pillar of the legislative institution and often work behind the scenes to ensure its success. It’s time to recognize their work and dedication!

Each of the legislative staff professional associations, standing committees and the legislative education staff network award up to two Legislative Staff Achievement Awards each year to their members. But first, you must nominate them!

No one knows who goes above and beyond to support the work of their colleagues and legislatures better than you. For details, criteria and nomination deadline read more. . .

"Legislative staff have really stepped up during the last few of years of unprecedented change. I encourage you to nominate a peer who kept their institution moving forward."

NCSL Staff Chair J.J. Gentry 
Counsel, South Carolina Senate

Every year the Legislative Research Librarian professional association (LRL) seeks nominations for the Notable Document Awards. Hundreds of documents are produced through the work of state legislatures or to help support the work of state legislatures. We want to know about your documents that stand out from the pack. Any state or legislative document published in the last two years is eligible. For details, criteria and nomination deadline read more. . .

Nominate your legislature, chamber or caucus website for the 2022 Online Democracy Award. Increasingly, citizens and constituents rely on the web to learn about the legislature and legislative process, get information and provide feedback about legislation. The Legislative Information and Communications Staff Association (LINCS) and the National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) are on the lookout for legislative websites that make democracy more user-friendly. For details, criteria and nomination deadline read more. . .

Recipients of the 2022 awards will be recognized at NCSL’s Salute to Legislative Staff event during the NCSL Legislative Summit in Denver (Aug. 1-3), announced on NCSL’s website and across NCSL’s social media platforms, and honored by the sponsoring group at their annual business meeting. 

Megan McClure is a policy analyst in NCSL's Legislative Staff Services Program.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.