Public Elected Official of the Year Award
The NASW Public Elected Official of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding service and contributions of an elected official. Special consideration is given to social workers elected to public office.
Elected officials make decisions about a broad range of issues that, when enacted into law, represent the collective values of our society. Of particular interest to the social work profession are policies that affect social justice, health care, education, civil and human rights, and social work practice. NASW created this award in recognition of the many responsibilities and challenges of public service.