The Nancy Galkowski Legacy Leadership Fund is accepting applications for its spring/summer awards.

Nancy Galkowski served a 35-year career in municipal management in Massachusetts, with a passion for mentoring younger managers and being of service to all of her peers. Following her death in February 2013, her colleagues in the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association established a fund to honor her memory and continue her legacy.

Applicants may use the funds to further their professional development on their path to a career in municipal management. Awards have been made in the past for International City/County Management Association trainings and conferences, specialized topical training, the MMA-Suffolk Finance Certificate Program and the MMA Annual Meeting.

Amherst Communications Manager Brianna Sunryd was a recipient of an award last year.

“Receiving the Galkowski Scholarship last year allowed me to attend my first ICMA conference, in Nashville,” she said. “The MMMA and the Galkowski Legacy funds were critical in making it possible for my community to send me to the conference, where I was able to attend my first Digital Strategies Advisory Board meeting for the ICMA.

She said the civic health and community cohesion sessions at the conference “were invaluable, allowing me to bring back strategies to Amherst for engaging diverse residents and building more just and inclusive communities.

“If you’ve been looking to forward your career through a professional development opportunity, I strongly encourage applying to the Galkowski Legacy Fund.”

Applicants do not need to be a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association.

The application deadline is June 15.

Download application for Galkowski Legacy Fund (135K PDF)

Contact: MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker at