KUCIMAT Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This award recognizes individuals or communities that are playing a leadership role in placing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion as local government priorities. Through their actions, the recipients of this award will have made a lasting impact on their community, organization, and/or field of public administration by advancing policies of social justice, creating public spaces that are safe for all, or reforming systems that traditionally suppressed civic participation.

2021 Winner

Joshua Robinson

Joshua Robinson
(MPA 2018)

Joshua Robinson (MPA 2018) currently serves as a Senior Associate Network Manager for Living Cities in New York City. Chante' Mitchell, nominated Joshua "for his continued and unwavering support of LBTQIA+ identifying folks, and in particular black queer identifying people. Joshua serves in numerous roles and uses his positions of influence for the betterment of people within the local government profession." According to Chante', Joshua challenged his classmates to see issues through a lens other than their lived experience.

Past Winners

2021Joshua RobinsonSenior Associate, Network Manager, Living Cities
2020Phillip Smith-HanesCounty Administrator, Saline County, KS