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Nominations open for Hall of Fame, Rising Stars 2024 classes

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The Bond Buyer is proud to announce the return of nominations for the Hall of Fame of municipal finance for a third class of inductees, alongside the ninth annual class of Rising Stars, a program which showcases the brightest young minds in this industry.

Candidates are eligible across all areas of specialties of the municipal finance community. Nominees do not need to be partially or completely retired to qualify for the Hall of Fame, but must have been involved in extensive, influential work for a lifetime achievement honor. 

This year’s class will also include inductees into the “legacy wing” which was added to the Hall of Fame in 2023 for posthumous honorees. These individuals will be honored collectively during the ceremony with a special video tribute, alongside speeches by the living honorees. The nomination form allows you to distinguish between living candidates and those eligible for posthumous honors in the legacy wing.

Concurrently, the Rising Stars program recognizes municipal finance professionals under the age of 40 who have made positive contributions for their community while demonstrating exceptional leadership, excellent collaboration skills, innovation and creativity in their roles.

Honorees from previous years are ineligible, but resubmissions of previous candidates who were not chosen and remain age-eligible will be accepted. 

These Hall of Fame and Rising Stars programs shine a light on outstanding municipal finance leadership by honoring the past and recognizing the future. Whether they’ve already built their legacy or they’re still in the process, these are individuals whose character and innovative spirit will inspire others in the sector.

Nominations for the 2024 classes will be open until Friday, May 24, 2024. All applications will be judged by a panel of The Bond Buyer’s editorial leadership and a diverse group of municipal finance leaders.

Both groups will be honored at The Bond Buyer’s Infrastructure event, which takes place on Sept. 17-18 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. A dinner celebrating the new classes of Hall of Famers and Rising Stars will be held Sept. 18.

Submit a colleague for consideration to our Hall of Fame and Rising Stars programs here: Hall of Fame | Rising Stars

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