Created in memory of Rogers City Councilmember Jim Sinclair, the peer-nominated award celebrates a person who tirelessly promotes local government and continued training for elected officials.
- 2018 Winner – Steve Baker, Councilmember, Berkley
- 2017 Winner – John Barr, City Attorney, Ypsilanti
- 2016 Winners
- 2013 Winner – Joyce Parker, Emergency Manager, Allen Park
- 2012 – Grandville Mayor James R. Buck
- 2011 – Not awarded
- 2010 – Hastings Mayor Robert L. May
- 2009 – AuGres Mayor LaVern Dittenber and Wyoming Mayor Carol S. Sheets
- 2008 – Mt. Morrs Mayor Robert Slattery Jr.