Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer Nicholas Majett was presented with the 2017 Visionary Leader Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' (COG) Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) on October 6. Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks was honored with the 2017 Inspiring Leader Award.
The awards recognize top local government officials for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the region, their home jurisdictions, and the IRE program. The awards were presented during the IRE graduation ceremony for 32 new Certified Public Managers.
Majett serves as the Chairman and Jinks is a member of COG’s Chief Administrative Officers committee, where they work with city and county managers from local governments to address regional challenges. This year through the committee, Majett and Jinks have worked on making 9-1-1 systems in the region more efficient, bringing leaders together to find solutions for Metro funding, and helping the General Services Administration identify a better approach to locating federal buildings in the region. Both Majett and Jinks have volunteered to speak during IRE classes and share their experience with students.
IRE, in partnership with George Washington University, offers a graduate-level Certified Public Manager training program. More than 350 participants have completed the program to date.
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