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About the Award

Established in 2011, the NASS IDEAS (Innovation, Dedication, Excellence & Achievement in Service) Award recognizes significant state contributions to the mission of NASS, as well as honors the outstanding programs and achievements of NASS member offices. Nominations are encouraged in all areas of state government programming that is overseen or administered by Secretary of State or Lieutenant Governor offices throughout the U.S.

2017 NASS IDEAS Award Nominations

2016 NASS IDEAS Award: National Finalists

WV-Ideas-2016NASS 2016 IDEAS Award Recipient

Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State – Business Industry Growth (BIG) Map

Photo, at left: West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and Deputy Secretary Sheryl Webb receive the 2016 IDEAS Award from NASS President Tom Schedler, LA. 

IDEAS Award Recipients

2016: Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State, Business Industry Growth (BIG) Map


2015: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Business Intelligence Center/Go Code Colorado


2014: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado eLearning Program

Office of the Louisiana Secretary of State, GeauxVote Mobile Program

Office of the Nebraska Secretary of State, Online Rules Tracking Application

Nomination & Selection Information

The NASS Awards Committee reviews and evaluates all eligible submissions for the award. The committee may select up to four finalists, with the final award recipient chosen by a vote of the full NASS membership. Presentation of the award takes place at the annual NASS summer conference.

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