Member Awards

NASBO has created these national awards to recognize the work and accomplishments of state budget directors, analysts and administrative professionals. Since the institution of NASBO’s George A. Bell Award in 1978, state budget office staffers from 33 states and the District of Columbia have been honored with a NASBO award. These individuals are recognized through award presentations at our meetings or at their place of work, by attribution on NASBO’s website, and their names are inscribed on plaques located at NASBO’s office in Washington, DC. Click here to view a list of past recipients. NASBO also awards life memberships.


Gloria Timmer

The Gloria Timmer Award is given for significant and positive impact on the financial situation of the award recipient's state. The recipient is selected for either a single, significant achievement or a career of accomplishments. All NASBO regular members are eligible for the award. Past regular members continue to be eligible for the award up to 18 months from the date they leave their budget officer position.

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2022 George A. Bell

George A. Bell

The purpose of this award is to recognize state budget personnel for outstanding contributions and service to public budgeting and management in state government. Any associate member of NASBO who, as an employee of a state budget office, has made an exceptional contribution to state budgeting and management is eligible for the award. Associate Members are all professional personnel in the budget agency who are not Regular Members. Associate Members are often budget analysts or their unit supervisors.

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Administrative Excellence in a State Budget Office

This award recognizes an administrative professional staff member for outstanding contributions and service to the state budget office.

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