AIC Awards

These prestigious awards are given out each year during the Association of Indiana Counties annual fall conference. You may view professionally produced video of past award winners at

The deadline for receiving 2016 applications and nominations is June 12, 2016

AIC College Scholarship Awards

The AIC has partnered with two AIC Associate programs to help children and grandchildren of county government employees afford the cost of college through scholarship assistance. Nationwide Retirement Solutions and SRI, Inc. each contribute to this scholarship fund. Specific criteria can be found in the applications below.Scholarship and Achievement Awards Application Forms. The application process for 2016 is now open. 

County Achievement Award

Counties that win the County Achievement Award must demonstrate that the project meets the following criteria:

• Substantial leadership to plan and complete the project.
• It can be utilized by other counties.It resulted in cost savings or increased efficiency and effectiveness of government.
• It was a creative approach to finding solutions for a difficult problem. 

Local Government Cooperation Award

Counties that win the Local Government Cooperation Award must demonstrate that the project meets the following criteria:

• Cooperation between one or more municipalities and counties with a high level of positive collaboration Innovation
• Positive impact on the community and the participating governmental units
• Potential for the activity to serve as a model for other local governments

Click here to download the 2016 Local Government Cooperation Award application


Arthur Himsel Service Award

Since 1983, the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) has honored an individual for contributing significantly
to county government through her/his involvement in the AIC. The Himsel Award is given in memory of AIC's
founding member Arthur R. Himsel. Nominee must meet the following criteria:

• Current service in a county elective office
• Participated in AIC's programs, activities and /or committees
• Demonstrated substantial and consistent leadership with AIC
• Provided exceptional service to a county. 

Click here to download 2016 Himsel nomination form


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