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Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D. (center). VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. and EVGA Committee Chair and VCU Board of Visitors member Robert Holsworth, Ph.D., with 2019 EVGA honorees. Back row, left to right: Joseph Walters; Deputy Director of Administration, VA Department of Corrections, Manuel Alvarez; Chairman, Goochland County Board of Supervisors, Gloria Turner; Chairman, Goochl

Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

EVGA Nominations Now Open

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University will honor individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of government and the betterment of the state on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 

The 14th Excellence in Virginia Government Awards program, a signature event of the Wilder School, will take place during a luncheon ceremony at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. “These awards recognize outstanding work at all levels of government in Virginia and honor dedicated public service, innovative approaches and commitment to excellence,” said Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., interim dean of the Wilder School. "This year's recipients have made astounding impacts for our communities and the Commonwealth."

Tickets for the luncheon are $75 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds from the event help fund scholarships for Wilder School students. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Wilder School’s Director of Development James Wasilewski at wasilewskijr@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6205.

EVGA Award Criteria [pdf] and EVGA Past Recipients [pdf]

For questions regarding EVGA, contact:

Paula Otto
Senior Director of Special Projects
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
piotto@vcu.edu
(804) 828-1146

Support Scholarships

This program supports Excellence in Virginia Government Awards program scholarships.  Please follow this link if you would like to make a gift to support this effort.

If you are interested in additional Wilder School scholarships or opportunities to support our students, please visit our Giving page