National Awards Presented

Elizabeth J. Clark, James J. Kelly, Megan Berthold, and Ruth Balser

NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark (left) and President James J. Kelly (second from right) pose with the 2009 National Award recipients at an April 23 reception in Washington. From left: Harold House was NASW’s Public Citizen of the Year, S. Megan Berthold was named Social Worker of the Year and Massachusetts State Rep. Ruth Balser was named Public Elected Official of the Year. Dr. Dorothy I. Height, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, died April 20.