2023 Members’ Choice Award

The Members’ Choice award, created in 2021, allows NAGDCA members to select the plan they feel deserves special recognition for its outstanding project or campaign. The Leadership Award winners are eligible for the award, and all NAGDCA Annual Conference attendees have the opportunity to vote for their favorite campaign or project.

The plan that receives the most votes is recognized as the annual Members’ Choice Award winner. The winning plan earns bragging rights and receives complimentary annual NAGDCA membership for the following year.

The winner of the 2023 award was announced live during the Awards Presentation at the Annual Conference and details about the winning nomination can be found below.

2023 Award Winner

NAGDCA Members Select the County of Los Angeles as the 2023 Members’ Choice Award Winner

The 2023 NAGDCA Members’ Choice Award was presented to the County of Los Angeles and Empower during the 2023 Awards Presentation Ceremony during the NAGDCA Annual Conference in Seattle.  The award acknowledges the plan for its 2022 National Retirement Security Month (NRSM) campaign, Road Trip to Retirement. The County was also awarded with a 2023 Leadership Recognition Award in the NRSM category.

More than 137,000 people participate in the County of Los Angeles’ 457(b) Horizons and 401(k) Savings Plans. Each of those individuals is at a different stage of their career and retirement journey—each with different financial circumstances, goals, and motivations. For the 2022 edition of NRSM campaign, the County’s Plan Administrative Committee (PAC) developed a campaign designed to map out the various landmarks of retirement readiness that each employee should visit during their career. The milestones included introductions to Comprehensive Account Reviews (one-on-one sessions discussing retirement income goals and saving/investing strategies), website navigation and planning-tool utilization, pre-retirement catch-up options, and inflation-related risk management. The campaign encouraged awareness by employing a theme that celebrated retirement planning as a “road trip to remember” through many of LA’s signature attractions.

Click here to learn more about the award-winning project. 

We want to help every employee achieve a financially secure retirement, and we have the data to figure it out. By conducting a detailed retirement income replacement study, down to the individualized level, we were able to identify the most efficient way to positively impact our participants’ future financial security!

Kimberly Burch-Garcia, Principal Analyst, County of Los Angeles