Nominations Open for 2021 Vogt Award

Good Morning Local Government Budget Professionals!

It is my pleasure to announce and encourage nominations and applications for the 2021 A. John “Jack” Vogt Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Advancement of Local Government Budgeting and Evaluation.

The 2021 A. John “Jack” Vogt Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Advancement of Local Government Budgeting and Evaluation is the highest annual award presented by the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) to recognize individuals who have served as innovators and leaders advancing budget and/or evaluation practices in North Carolina local government during their careers.

In 2006, Dr. Jack Vogt became the first recipient of the award to honor his thirty-four year legacy as an innovator, teacher, mentor, and consummate student of local government budgeting and evaluation.

Nominees must have a minimum of ten years of local government service in North Carolina.  “Government service” is defined broadly as any profession that works in or with municipal, county, or other local government jurisdictions. Examples include budget/evaluation professionals, city/county managers, elected officials, academics, and local government financial consultants. A list of previous award winners can be accessed on the NCLGBA website.

The nomination application can be found here. Completed nomination applications should be submitted via e-mail to by 11:59pm EST on Friday, November 12, 2021. A committee from the NCLGBA will review the submissions and present the award at the 2021 Winter Conference in Pinehurst held from December 15 – 17, 2021. The recipient will be notified of the specific date.

If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, please contact

North Carolina has a strong, state and national reputation as a leader in local government budgeting and evaluation. I hope you will take this opportunity to recognize those who have helped us earn this reputation and charted new paths for all of us to participate, learn from and benefit. Please feel free to forward this to your colleagues who may know potential nominees.

Thank you,

Brian Pahle

2021-2022 1st Vice President, NCLGBA