Is “Good Government” different in hard times than during good times? The nominating period for the 13th Annual Cashman Good Government Awards starts with a public conversation.
The Nevada Taxpayers Association recently began the nomination period for the organization’s annual Cashman Good Government Awards.
2009 has brought hard times and new challenges that promise to stretch well into the future. For that reason, the Taxpayers Association is encouraging a public conversation about the subject of Good Government. What is “Good Government?” Is it different during hard times than during good times? What do Nevada taxpayers expect from good stewards of taxpayer money, this year or any year?
The week of October 5, Carole Vilardo will be available for interviews, to discuss the public concept of Good Government, and to discuss the Annual Cashman Good Government Awards.
Tim Cashman will also be available for media interviews on October 6 only. Cashman is the brother of the late James Cashman III, in whose honor the award was conceived.
The Cashman Good Government Award
For the past dozen years, the gleaming bronze Cashman Good Government trophy has made the rounds, as a weighty tribute – more than 50 pounds — to winning employees at all levels of government. The Cashman Award has graced display cases in the state’s small towns, rural areas, and major cities.
Contestants are non-elected, full-time employees from counties cities, towns, school districts, state government, or the Nevada System of Higher Education. The entries usually focus on a particular program or project. The prize can be awarded to individuals or to entire work units. The nominees are judged on whether they promote wise use of taxpayer money, efficient, user-friendly government, and on the degree to which they have produced tangible results.
Entry deadline for the 2009 Cashman Awards is November 16, 2009. More at www.nevadataxpayer.org
Schedule an interview with Carole Vilardo or Tim Cashman. Please call Carole at 702-457-8442 or Tim (ask for Pauline) at 702 938-5115.