Edward and Judith Kamnikar Award of Merit

The Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama (GFOAA) invites nominations for the Edward and Judith Kamnikar Award of Merit. The award of merit has four objectives:

  • To recognize outstanding service or achievement in the governmental accounting and finance field by individual members at large (non-directors/officers).

  • To recognize outstanding service to the GFOAA

  • To award those selected as having performed in an outstanding manner beyond the normal expectations of job requirements.

  • To share ideas, programs and processes recognized as meritorious achievement with the GFOAA membership and others associated with employment in governmental accounting and finance.

Criteria for the Edward and Judith Kamnikar Award of Merit include the following:

  • Nominee must be an GFOAA member during the year in which the nomination is submitted, as well as during the year in which the activity occurred. Eligible nominees may be members employed in governmental accounting and/or finance arena, as well as members in other related organizations (e.g. Association of Government Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, National GFOA, etc.)

  • All of the major part of the activity/performance to be considered must have occurred during the calendar year, from January to December. Criteria is based on

    • any activity related to or coordinating with governmental accounting and finance.

    • outstanding contributions to the GFOAA

    • use of professional position to promote sound governmental accounting and finance practices in an outstanding manner

Nomination Process:

Submit a written statement of the nominee addressing the award criteria

The nominations must include a statement of accomplishments which summarize what the individual’s accomplishment was, when it was made (dates within judging period), and how it was done. These items can be expanded in the narrative section. One page is suggested.

The narrative should be an expansion of the statement of accomplishments of 3 – 5 pages. It should focus on the actual accomplishments, or results, of the activity performed during the judging period. Address initiative and originality.

Be sure to provide evidence or documentation with your nomination. Highlight the nominee’s name in all evidence/documentation. Include only documentation that relates directly to the accomplishment and judging time frame. When using acronyms or abbreviations, please spell out the first reference. DO NOT submit audio or video tapes.

All nomination material must be submitted together in a single envelope.  (Copied or scanned reproductions are NOT acceptable.)


The deadline for submission of nominations is February 1. The awardee will not be notified in advance.  The award will be presented at the Annual Conference Business Luncheon.

Send Nominations to:

Scholarships, Awards and Services Committee
GFOA of Alabama
P.O. Box 240574
Montgomery, AL 36124

Questions? Contact [email protected].