The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association awarded its Gerry Whitlock Memorial and Nancy Galkowski Legacy Fund scholarships during the MMA Annual Meeting on Jan. 21.
The $2,000 annual Whitlock Scholarship was awarded to Amy Fidalgo, a management analyst working in the town of Arlington.
The Whitlock Scholarship is given to a graduate-level student who is planning a career in municipal management. Fidalgo is pursuing her master’s degree in public administration at Suffolk University.
The Galkowski Fund made awards to six applicants and to the MMMA itself.
Whitman Assistant Town Administrator Lisa Green, Duxbury Human Resources Director Ashley Tanis, and Andover Purchasing Agent Tom Watkins all received awards to take advantage of training offered by the International City/County Management Association.
Karim Abdul-Matin, Michael Carl Johns and Michael Silveria are all officers of the newly created ICMA Student Chapter at Suffolk University, and all received funding to attend the ICMA regional conference coming up in April in Newport, R.I.
The MMMA will use its award to help fund a speaker for the association’s Spring Conference.
The Galkowski Fund was created in 2013 in honor of long-time Massachusetts manager Nancy Galkowski, who was known for always taking the opportunity to encourage fellow managers to get involved in service and take advantage of professional development. The fund created in her name allows managers and aspiring managers to do just that.