Inspired Leader Award 

Urban place management professionals are at the forefront of significant change throughout metropolitan areas around the globe. For downtowns and city centers to thrive, collaboration between staff, board members, consultants, elected officials, thought leaders and citizen advocates is vital. The IDA Inspired Leader Award honors individuals who have shown clear achievements in recent years, in addressing a broad range of issues. This award aims to recognize a leader within the IDA community and one outside the community who has made an impact on how people live, work and play in cities. Nominate your peers to elevate their outstanding work and those external champions for their contributions to the place management industry. Winners will be highlighted on along with being recognized during the Annual Conference & Tradeshow.  

Submission Information and Instructions
The 2020 Inspired Leader Award nomination process is open. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The deadline to submit is June 3, 2020. Winners will be announced in October 2020. There is no cost nominate someone. 

To get started, please log in to Submittable or easily create a free account. You can stop, save and return to your work at any time before the deadline. When you’ve completed the form, please click ‘Submit’ at the bottom. 

Submitters must include: 

  • Name of nominee and their contact information (phone number and e-mail address). 
  • Name of the organization they currently work for or most recently worked for.
  • Location where nominee currently resides (city, state/province and country).
  • Please complete the two prompts in Submittbale detailing why your nominee deserves to be given the Inspired Leader Award. Include detailed information about their place management contributions, past achievements and current projects. 

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