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The Askew Award is given in honor of George C. Askew, who was the first individual to be certified by a Certified Public Managers® program.  CPM student projects are reviewed against seven individual grading criteria. The highest-scoring projects are submitted by the Office of Government Training (OGT), and the KSCPM Award Committee select "the best of the best" to submit to the American Academy of Certified Public Managers® (AACPM) as the Kentucky winner.  This award is presented annually by the AACPM to recognize high quality CPM projects.  Kentucky Askew Award winners are honored by KSCPM with:

  • Free one-year membership in the KSCPM and the AACPM 

  • Registration paid for the fall KSCPM seminar*

  • Registration fees paid for the AACPM annual symposium*

  • Paid KSCPM luncheons

*Based on availability of Society funds at the time of selection.


2011 Kentucky Askew Award Winners

Toni Simmons (ABC), Stephan Davis (TAH), Kim Goodwin (EPP),
Mark Cool
(DOCJT), Bruce Cottew (PERS), and Katy Cave (GSC, retired).  Not pictured Jon Wilcoxson (KYTC).


2010 Kentucky Askew Award Winners

Brandon Sanders (KYTC), Greg Giesler (APA), Tonya Stallard (DOCJT), Donna Melton (DoE), Davie Ransdell (EEC), and Katy Cave (KCPM Coordinator).  Not pictured is Teresa Sanders (OSBD).


2009 Kentucky Askew Award Winners

Scott McKenzie (PERS), DeAnna Boling (DOCJT), Matt Frohlich (GOLD), Laura Patton (F&W), and Katy Cave (KCPM Coordinator).  Not pictured is Bill Overman (EEC).


2008  – Russell Wright

2007  -  Laura Lynne Best

2006  -  Charlotte Faeth

2005 - Shawn Marie Herron

2004 - Connie Caskey Burton

2003 - Mary Jilka

2002 - Douglas Holt

2001 - Fannie Louise Maddux

2000 - Cathy Higginbotham