The Governmental Research Association holds an annual competition for achievement in four different categories. These categories are further divided with entrants for state and local research. The following are the winners for the 2000 competition.

AWARDS FOR MOST DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH

Nonprofit Organization on State Issues:

Citizens Budget Commission, "An Affordable Debt Policy for New York State and New York City"

Nonprofit Organization on Local Issues:

Pennsylvania Economy League -- Eastern Division, "Greater Philadelphia's Knowledge Industry: Leveraging the Region's Colleges and Universities in the New Economy"

Certificate of Merit for Nonprofit Organization on State Issues:

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, "Fiscal Decision-Making: Room for Improvement"

Certificate of Merit for Nonprofit Organization on Local Issues:

Worcester Regional Research Bureau, "Project labor Agreements on Public Construction Projects: The Case For and Against"

Certificate of Merit for Government-Sponsored Research:

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, "Building Tennessee's Tomorrow: A Survey of Infrastructure Needs"

AWARDS FOR EFFECTIVE CITIZEN EDUCATION

Nonprofit Organization on State Issues:

Utah Foundation, "Financing Government in Utah: A Historical Perspective"

Nonprofit Organization on Local Issues:

Governemental Accounting Standards Board, "GASB User Guide Series"

Certificate of Merit for Nonprofit Organization on State Issues:

Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, "How Alabama's Taxes Compare"
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, "The Costs of Question 5 to Massachusetts Taxpayers, Employers and Consumers"

Certificate of Merit for Nonprofit Organization on Local Issues:

Bureau of Governmental Research, "Privatization of Sewerage and Water Board Operations"

AWARDS FOR MOST ORIGINAL PRESENTATION

Nonprofit Organization on State Issues:

Citizens Research Council of Michigan, "Proposal 00-1 of 2000: School Choice in Michigan"

Certificate of Merit for Nonprofit Organization on Local Issues:

Taxpayers Research Council of Brazoria County, Inc., "Pearland Drainage District #4"

GRUENBERG AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GOVERNMENTAL RESEARCH PROFESSION:

Robert E. Norwood,

retired Director of Research, Texas Taxpayers and Research Association