National Awards Committee Charge
Authorization and Accountability
The Awards Committee is authorized by and accountable to the NASW Board of Directors to select and recommend recipients of the Emerging Social Work Leader, 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 five national awards - Emerging Social Work Leader, 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.
- Review and select award recipients from the nominations submitted based on criteria for consideration and eligibility.
- Submit the recommendations for award recipients to the Board of Directors for approval.
- Announce the recipients via NASW News, website and other mediums.