Thompson Center Announces Request for Public Leadership Award Nominations

MADISON— The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership is pleased to announce its solicitation for nominees for its Distinguished Public Leadership Award.

The Tommy G. Thompson Distinguished Public Leadership Award seeks to recognize Wisconsinites who have committed themselves to public service, worked tirelessly to advance sound public policy, and exhibited virtuous leadership. Moreover, this award seeks to honor leaders who have exercised sound judgment and entrepreneurial spirit and served as exceptional role models for others in public service.

“Tommy Thompson is the epitome of effective leadership.” Said Thompson Center Director Alex Tahk. “We’re dedicated to recognizing good leaders from across this great state and helping to develop the next generation. We’re proud to announce this year’s leadership award, given in Governor Thompson’s name, and look forward to the search.”

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must:

  • Be a Wisconsin resident;
  • Have served Wisconsin in an elected, appointed, or civil service leadership role in local, state, or federal government office;
  • Have exhibited a collegial approach to public service and an ability to work effectively with citizens and colleagues from all walks of life in the spirit of Governor Thompson; and
  • Not have previously received this award.

Anyone can submit a nomination. Nomination forms are available at and must be submitted to by the submission deadline of November 18, 2022 to be eligible for consideration. Each nomination must include a description of the nominee’s significant law practice, judicial practice, legislative, public administration, and/or public policy achievements.

The Thompson Center looks forward to recognizing great public leadership throughout Wisconsin in the years ahead.