Outstanding Local Government Achievement Awards

East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ (EWG) Outstanding Local Government Achievement (OLGA) Awards honor the extraordinary work of individuals, municipal and county governments/departments, special purpose districts and public educational institutions in the city of St. Louis and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties in Missouri and Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois.

Nominations Now Open for 2018 OLGA Awards

2018 Outstanding Local Government Achievement Awards Nomination Form

Help EWG recognize accomplishments in the field of local government by submitting your nomination for the 2018 OLGA awards. Nominations forms are due by Friday, Sept. 21, and the winners will be presented at EWG’s annual meeting on Nov. 15. Completed forms may be submitted by mail to the physical address on the form or by email to awards@ewgateway.org. For questions, call (314) 421.4220 or (618) 274.2750.

Award Categories

  • Exemplary Accomplishment by a Local Government Jurisdiction, Agency or Individual — Honors local government jurisdictions, special purpose and school districts, pubic agencies and individuals for unique achievements in the creation and implementation of exemplary government programs or projects and exceptional public sector contributions.
  • Exemplary Collaboration, Partnership or Regional Initiative — Honors cooperative efforts or joint ventures among local government jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations and/or the private sector that result in high impact, positive change.
  • Leadership in Planning and Design Innovation — Honors forward-thinking planning and design efforts for public spaces or community development that challenges the way people think about their surroundings.
  • Gateway Lifetime Public Service Award — Honors exemplary individuals who have given a lifetime of service to the public sector and achieved the highest standard and benefit for the community for more than 30 years.

Winners from Prior Years

EWG’s Library contains important agency documents including those from prior years.  Use the link below to access OLGA award winners from 2013 through 2017.

OLGA Award Winners


Contact EWG staff by phone at (314) 421.4220 or (618) 274.2750 or by email at awards@ewgateway.org.