The Greater Good - Emerging Leader Award has been created in recognition of emerging leadership. This award is for people who are under 35 and/or have fewer than five years in the practice and are making a new impact on the public participation profession. The selection of the honorees is made by the IAP2 USA President, and awards are given at the IAP2 North American Conference.
The first recipient was Francesca Patricolo, now of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference in Victoria, BC. In 2019, the Greater Good - Emerging Leader Award was presented to Isis Lopez, Community Engagement Lead with the Austin (TX) Code Department, during the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference In Charlotte, North Carolina!
2020 Greater Good - Emerging Leader Award Winner
2019 Greater Good - Emerging Leader Award Winner
The 2019 Greater Good / Emerging Leader Award was presented to Isis Lopez, lead of the Community Engagement Team with the Austin, Texas, Code Department. The Code Department is responsible for educating, collaborating and partnering with neighborhoods, local businesses, non-profits, and other City of Austin departments, and Isis incorporates IAP2’s Core Values into her daily work. Having taken the IAP2 Foundations training, she puts to work innovative and sustainable tools and solutions that will provide a lasting and positive impact. As the department’s only Language Access Coordinator, Isis has become a dedicated advocate and champion for diversity and inclusion.
2018 Greater Good - Emerging Leader Award Winner
A tireless champion of good communications and community engagement, in little more than 8 years, Francesca Patricolo has established a P2 student chapter at the University of Oregon, participated on the Cascade Chapter executive committee, established her own P2 consultancy, served on the IAP2 USA Board of Directors, served as USA representative to the IAP2 Federation and now serves as President of the Cascade Chapter. Francesca has also been passionate about helping young people become involved in the practice of P2 and advancing the cause of equity and diversity within P2.