The American Academy of Certified Public Managers® highest award recognizes professional excellence in public service. It is aptly named in honor of Kenneth K. Henning, the founding father of the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) concept. Mr. Henning’s vision was for the establishment of high-quality management development programs tailored to meet the specific needs of a state’s public employees. His Georgia CPM Program, along with several others, led to the creation of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium (NCPMC). Graduates of these programs then formed the American Academy of Certified Public Managers® (AACPM). Today, the vision and leadership displayed by Mr. Henning remains embodied in the Academy, its Societies, its general membership, and the Consortium CPM Programs in state and regional jurisdictions. The first recipient was Nancy DeWitt of Louisiana in 1990. Since then, there have been 28 other recipients representing individuals from Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.
The 2023 recipient will join a distinguished group of CPMs whose contributions to local and national public sector management have been exemplary of the CPM philosophy.
Any Certified Public Manager® who is a member of the AACPM may be nominated by their local or regional organization or a fellow CPM. Self-nominations are not allowed for this prestigious recognition. Nomination guidelines are detailed in this packet. Please give thoughtful consideration to nominating a worthy candidate for the 2023 Henning Award.