Awards and Honors


New: Lingle Receives Boating Award

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle was the recipient of one of a dozen BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Awards for 2010. The award honors people, projects and public policy measures that protect water access for boaters.

Lingle was cited for her support for improvements at the Keehi Small Boat Harbor


Organization Title Date Notes
Association of the U.S. Army Citation of Exceptional Service Award January 2010 The citation is awarded to individuals or organizations who make a significant contribution to the Association of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army or to national defense.
Conde Nast Inaugural Navigator Award July 2009 In recognition of the Governor’s leadership and the state’s contributions to the tourism industry.
United States Army Distinguished Civilian Service Award June 2009 The secretary of the Army awards the Distinguished Civilian Service Award to those who make a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of the Army’s missions.
United States Army, Pacific Mana O Ke Koa “Spirit of the Warrior” Award June 2009 For the Governor’s demonstrated support of soldiers, their families and the Army community.
Honolulu Magazine 2008 Best Public Official 2008 “Perhaps our presidential candidates should take a page from the playbook of the unflappable Gov. Linda Lingle, who, for the second year in a row, has won the most reader votes for best public official.”
Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America 2007 Hawai`i Distinguished Citizen July 2007 For her support of scouting and leadership in government, business and education
Hawai`i National Guard Association Charles Dick Medal of Merit March 2007 For her exceptional support of Hawai`i’s men and women in uniform
Hawai`i Council on Economic Education Stephen L. Jackstadt Award May 2006 For her continued support of economic education and the Hawai`i Stock Market Simulation program
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness “A Home for Every American” Award May 2006 For her outstanding partnership, political will, innovation, and results in ending chronic homelessness in Hawai`i
Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Award February 2006 For the Kapolei State Building, which earned a 95 out of 100 rating for its energy efficiency
National Weather Service Tsunami Ready Award December 2005 For leading Hawai`i to be the first U.S. state to be both tsunami and storm ready
Diversity Best Practices and the Business Women’s Network 2005 Diversity Leadership Award November 2005 For being a champion of diversity, a visionary for the future and a supplier of diversity leadership
Republic of the Philippines, Province of Ilocos Norte Plaque of Appreciation February 2005
Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai`i Outstanding Leadership Award October 2004 For her leadership in the fight to protect Hawai`i’s youth from tobacco industry marketing
Hawai‘i Army Museum Ihe Award October 2004 For her support of Hawai`i’s active-duty troops from the National Guard and Reserves
National Safety Council’s Transportation Safety Group Certificate of Excellence in Highway Safety September 2004 For being the first state in the United States to achieve over 95 percent in seatbelt usage
Women’s National Republican Club Henrietta Wells Livermore School of Politics Award August 2004 For her outstanding contributions to government and the community
Golda Meir Club of State of Israel Bonds Golda Meir Award May 2004 For her exemplary leadership and support of Israel
California State University – Northridge Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award May 2004 For her outstanding accomplishments in being a graduate who has made a difference
Hawai`i Medical Association 2004 Outstanding Elected Official of the Year Award January 2004 For collaborating with members of the medical community in formulating policy relating to healthcare
Girl Scouts Council of Hawai`i 2003 Woman of Distinction Award November 2003 For being a dedicated and dynamic leader and providing the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i with a strong role model
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 2003 Jean Butler Chapin Service Award October 2003 For advocating on behalf of persons affected by serious mental illness
YMCA of O`ahu Milestone Marker: Hawai`i’s First May 2003 For achieving the milestone of being elected as Hawai`i’s first female Governor

Honorary Degrees

Title Organization Date Notes
Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Management University of Manila January 2006 For her remarkable accomplishments in public education and management

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