Spirit Of Kentucky

The Peggy Satterly Spirit of Kentucky Award is presented to the sponsors of a successful project that is a result of multiple government agencies working together in a cost-effective manner. Selection criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Utilization of innovative and/or multiple funding sources.

2. Successful regional impact during the most recent 12-month period.

3. Efficient use of public resources and funding sources.

4. Innovative or resourceful cooperation of two or more jurisdictions of government or authority.

5. Transferability of technology, contractual arrangement or management activity.

The selected project will be announced at the Annual Governor's Local Issues Conference August 16-18, 2023.

For more information, contact Mary Palmer at mary.palmer@ky.gov.

Nomination Form

Nominating Organization:
Date of Nomination:
Name / Title of Project Being Nominated:
Name(s) of Sponsor(s) for Example: City, County, Agency, or District:
Contact Person:
Contact Phone:
Project Commencement Date:
Is the project active at this time?
Yes No
List the units / sub-units of government that were involved in the effort:
1. How does this project demonstrate cost-effective utilization of public resources? Describe the resource savings / conservation which resulted from this project.
2. What are the funding sources of the project? List all funding sources, amounts and percentages of the total project budget.
3. What local issue(s) provided the primary reason for conception of this project? In what way has this project addressed the issue in a creative or innovative way?
4. Describe the impact of this project on the participating communities during the past 12 months. Include discussions of impact on local government fiscal matters, socio-economic conditions of community(ies), and community quality of life. To what extent has there been a positive impact on communities beyond those who have formally participated?
5. In what way is this project especially suited to the communities that have participated to date? Describe how the activities and administration of this project may be duplicated, with similar benefits, by other communities in Kentucky or elsewhere. What major adaptations would likely be required for the project to be duplicated elsewhere?
6. Explain additional considerations why this project should be favorably considered for receipt of the Commissioner's Spirit of Kentucky Award.

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