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Rep. Tram T. Nguyen Receives CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Jan 03, 2021 11:00PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Tram Nguyen

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is excited to announce its inaugural CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award recipients. After receiving applications from esteemed and accomplished public leaders from across the country, State Representative Tram T. Nguyen (D-Andover) was one of 20 outstanding leaders selected for this honor. Each of the 20 elected and appointed award winners represent hard work and a dedication to public service. 

The CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award was created to recognize the outstanding work of up-and-coming elected and appointed officials —all under age 40 — from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to serving the citizens of their state/territory.

“It is truly an honor to be nationally recognized for my service to the Commonwealth and my steadfast dedication to lifting up the voices of the 18th Essex District on Beacon Hill,” said Rep. Tram Nguyen, adding, “I take immense pride in working every day with all of my colleagues to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and provide assistance where needed, especially to vulnerable communities, working families, and small businesses that are struggling right now because of Covid-19.” 

Recipients of this honor demonstrated the ability to engage officials across party, departments, branch and/or state lines in meaningful ways to advance the common good for their state or territory, provided exceptional leadership to a state project, committee, chamber, commission or special group and served as a champion of change, seeking to enhance the lives of all constituents within important policy areas. 

“The state officials named to the inaugural class of The Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award recipients represent a broad cross section of the exceptional leaders that successfully govern our states,” said David Adkins, CSG executive director/CEO. “Those recognized this year come from diverse backgrounds, different political parties, different branches of state government and from every region of our country, but they share a singular commitment to make a difference for those they serve. 

“The Council of State Governments is a nonpartisan organization that brings state officials together to learn from each other and to craft solutions to today’s public policy challenges. The hard-working leaders recognized with the CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award have demonstrated the ability to productively collaborate to achieve consensus and produce results. While they may be young, their public service honors the oldest and best values of our democracy.” 

To learn more about the annual CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award, visit

Congratulations to these 20 leaders: 

-          Sen. Sean Bowie, Arizona

-          Rep. James Coleman, Majority Co-Whip, Colorado

-          Rep. Sonya Harper, Illinois

-          Rep. Samara Heavrin, Kentucky

-          Deputy Executive Manager Artemio Ricardo Hernandez, Guam International Airport Authority, Guam

-          Sen. Sara Howard, Nebraska

-          Policy Director Gordon Larsen, Office of the Governor, Utah

-          Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, Pennsylvania

-          Rep. Ryan Martinez, Assistant Majority Whip, Oklahoma

-          Rep. Lauren Matsumoto, Minority Floor Leader, Hawaii

-          Sen. Jeremy Miller, Senate President, Minnesota

-          Rep. Joe Moody, Speaker Pro Tempore, Texas

-          Sen. Joe Nguyen, Washington

-          Rep. Tram Nguyen, Massachusetts

-          Sen. Emily Randall, Washington

-          Rep. Dylan Roberts, Colorado

-          Sen. Blake Tillery, Georgia

-          Rep. Carlos Tobon, Deputy Majority Leader, Rhode Island

-          Sen. Bryan Townsend, Majority Whip, Delaware

-          Sen. Tony Vargas, Nebraska 

About The Council of State Governments
Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.

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