Joseph J. Krueger was an active MTAW member who worked hard in his municipal position and community typifying the overall positive image that MTAW would like projected by its membership. The prestigious Joseph J. Krueger Award was established to formally recognize an active MTAW member who has made outstanding contributions to his/her profession or to the general welfare of his/her community.
- Letters of nomination shall be postmarked by March 1st and mailed via certified mail to the MTAW Executive Director. The Executive Director shall forward the letters of nomination to the Committee by email (return receipt confirmation) within five (5) business days.
- A letter of nomination detailing of how the candidate has continuously gone above and beyond for MTAW, along with all community involvement, is required. The letter of nomination shall include MTAW offices have been held, MTAW committees served on, including dates, years served, etc. Community involvement highlighting organizations, committees, types of volunteer work and in what capacity, including years served, shall also be included in the letter of nomination.
- The involvement in MTAW and community should be for a period of several years and more than one person should nominate the candidate. For example, one active MTAW member shall submit the letter of nomination and additional active member(s) shall endorse the candidate. In summary, the Committee does not know the candidate’s outstanding contributions when the nomination is submitted for consideration and documentation must be present to support the request.
- Nominations shall be judged by a committee of three or more people comprised of prior recipients of the award.
- The award plaque shall be presented during the MTAW Annual Meeting at the Spring Conference.