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Frederick O'Reilly Hayes Prize 

The Hayes Prize recognizes innovative contributions to the delivery of public services by emerging leaders in New York City government. The prize seeks to reward public servants who have demonstrated a high degree of talent, commitment and accomplishment, and who anticipate continuing their careers in public service.

  • Nominations for the Frederick O’Reilly Hayes Prize are no longer being accepted for 2021. Good luck to all the nominees. If you have any questions about the prize, please contact

Frederick O'Reilly Hayes Coronavirus Crisis Response Award

This special award recognizes City employees who have made distinctive and innovative contributions to City government programs and processes that address individual and/or community needs during the pandemic.

For additional information about this prize, contact the Organizational and Executive Development team at or 212-386-0004.