Every day,  local government workers serve tirelessly to make our communities great places to live.  They keep our lights on, parks clean, streets safe, neighbors healthy, cities vibrant, and so much more.  Missouri LAGERS knows that while these men and women don’t wear capes, they are the true heroes among us.  The Local Government Hero Award is annually bestowed upon an outstanding LAGERS member who has consistently acted above and beyond their call of duty in service to making their community a better place.

2022 LAGERS Local Government Hero Nominations are NOW OPEN!

2022 LAGERS Local Government Hero Nominations
Submit your nomination for LAGERS Local Government Hero Award.
Providing you email address give LAGERS a point of contact for your nomination.
Please provide your phone number as an addtional point of contact for your nomination
Please provide their first and last name.
The nominee must be employed by a LAGERS covered subdivision.
You my upload a word document below, if you'd like. Please be sure type "upload" in the field above if you choose to upload.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
You may upload your nominees information instead of giving your explanation for why you are nominating this individual.

Past Winners:

2021 – Dan Burns, Battlefield Fire Protection District
2020 – Darold Donathan, City of Branson
2019 – Brent Mullins, City of Sikeston

Nominations are accepted each year between October and February from the LAGERS’ active membership.  Three finalists are selected by a selection committee of LAGERS’ staff, and a winner is chosen by the LAGERS’ Board of Trustees.  Winners are announced and honored at LAGERS’ annual meeting each year.

Nomination guidelines

Congratulations to our 2021 Local Government Hero, Dan Burns!

Also congratulations to finalists Robyn Kaufman, Boone County Family Resources Retired Executive Director and Mike Chambers, Macon County Health Center Administrator.