State Academy Awards

For A Listing of Past Awardees

The State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA) has two principal public service award categories 1) Public Service Excellence Awards, and 2) Nelson A. Rockefeller Award.  More information below:

  • The Public Service Excellence Awards – The 2017 Excellence Award Ceremony was held on May 22nd at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany.This year’s Awards went to 3 individuals and 1 team. The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) also recognized a member of that group with their 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Government Accountability Award.

The 2017 SAPA Individual Excellence Awards went to:

Anthony Giardina – NY State Dept. of State (Athletic Commission)

Lisa Lee – NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

Andrew D. Morris – NYS Department of Taxation and Finance


The Team Excellence Award Went To:

Albany County Opioid Task Force

The Capital District Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Award went to:

Martha Schaefer – NYS Office of Mental Health

  • The Nelson A. Rockefeller Award – Ceremony will be held in September, 2017.