The Uncommon Public Service Award was created by the Hoover Presidential Foundation to honor those public servants who demonstrate uncommon service to the people of Iowa above and beyond their legislative responsibilities. The Hoover Presidential Foundation requests the public to nominate legislators who exemplify Herbert Hoover's ideals of honesty, integrity and uncommon public service. The nominees are judged on their public service and humanitarian projects. The awards are presented during the last week of March in the state House and Senate chambers during the morning session. Additional recognition is given at the annual Foundation Celebration Banquet in the Fall.
Nominations are accepted Jan.1 through March 1 and are open to the public.
CLICK HERE to enter your nomination online.
To print and mail a nomination, CLICK HERE.
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Past recipients include:
2018 Senator Pam Jochum
2018 Representative Dawn Pettengill
2017 Senator Rob Hogg
2017 Representative Zach Nunn
2016 Senator Tim Kapucian
2016 House Speaker Linda Upmeyer
2015 Senator Wally Horn
2015 Representative Helen Miller
2014 Senator Nancy Boettger
2014 Representative Steven Olson
2013 Senator Amanda Ragan
2013 Representative Dave Heaton
2012 Senator Steve Sodders
2012 Representative Royd Chambers
2011 Senator Robert E. Dvorsky
2011 Representative Annette Sweeney
2010 Senator Daryl Beall
2010 Representative Lance J. Horbach
2009 Senator Dennis Black
2009 Representative Jeff Kaufmann
2008 Senator David Johnson
2008 Representative Mark D. Smith
2007 Senator John Kibbie
2007 Representative Scott Raecker