Authorization and Accountability
The Awards Committee is authorized by and accountable to the NASW Board of Directors to select and recommend recipients of the Social Worker of the Year, Public Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Public Elected Official of the Year Awards.
The Committee is responsible for selecting the four national awards - Social Worker of the Year, Public Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Public Elected Official of the Year.
The Awards Committee is a board-established committee.
Members, Terms and Criteria
The Awards Committee consists of five members who are appointed by the President and serve as members of the Board of Directors. Committee members will serve two-year terms.
NASW recognizes social work contributions in four national award categories:
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