The ICMA award for Excellence in Education named in honor of Stephen B. Sweeney will be presented to Dr. Howard Balanoff, Texas CPM Director, on Wednesday October 23rd at the 2019 ICMA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Texas Certified Public Manager program was one of Dr. Balanoff’s major accomplishments on behalf of the public management profession. After starting it in 1995, he continued to serve as its director while the program graduated more than 1,900 public sector employees. The program has eight locations at five universities delivering year-round education focused on public service administration. To help support the CPM program, Dr. Balanoff was instrumental in obtaining a $1 million endowment from former Texas Lieutenant Governor William P. Hobby’s Foundation in Houston, Texas.
To view the narrative for the award that is included in the October 2019 issue of the ICMA Journal Public Management (PM) go to https://icma.org/articles/pm-magazine/2019-professional-excellence-awards. Congratulations Dr. Balanoff!