|Howes receives national award from public administration group|
|Wednesday, December 07, 2011|
Jonathan B. Howes, former special assistant to the Chancellor for community affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2011 George Graham Award for exceptional service to the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, D.C.
Howes retired from UNC in 2010 after 40 years of service. In addition to being the longtime director of the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies and a member of the faculty, Howes served as the mayor of Chapel Hill and the secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources.
The nominating letter especially praised Howes’ work as chair of six academy study panels on various public policy issues. “Jon’s diligence and untiring efforts immensely strengthened the academy’s reputation and reach as an organization where ‘leaders advise leaders’ in the most productive ways,” according to the letter.
A fellow of the academy since 1986, Howes was a member of its board of directors from 1991-1999 and served as chair for much of that time.
The award is named for George Graham, longtime Princeton University educator, who was the academy’s founding fellow and first executive director .