Knope of the Week Acceptance Speeches


As we anxiously await the announcement of this week’s “Knope of the Week”, let’s take a look back at acceptance speeches of previous winners.

“And I have to tell you how tickled (and truly honored) I was to get the Leslie Knope award! I love the show — though needless to say, there are times  I wonder whether it’s doing for public service what Portlandia is doing to Portland!”

“I’d like to thank ELGL members and you for the recognition that ELGL has bestowed upon us.  It was truly unexpected, yet richly deserved.  We promise to use this recognition and the cash award that goes with it in a mostly responsible manner, well kinda… you know. Please have your people contact my people about the bank account info, since it isn’t wise to handle these types of sums on a cash basis.  Really.”

“I added the Knope of the Week award to my resume.”

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award. I can only hope I made Lil Sebastian proud.”

“For fans of the sitcom, Parks and Rec, we were recognized with the “Knope of the Week” award by the Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network.  The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL.  ELGL is one of the most innovative and dynamic groups of local government emerging leaders in the nation.”

“I’m actually having a pretty stressful day. This helped chill me out a bit. Thank you! : ) PS: this was totally on my bucket list.”