Government Relations Award

AADA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AWARD

Description:
The Government Relations Award is given to a member of AADA or ACA who has taken the lead on an advocacy event or initiative that addressed a political need related to counseling adults. The advocacy event or initiative involved contact with government officials at the local, state, or federal level with the purpose of addressing a matter of concern to professional counselors or adult clients.

Award Criteria:

AADA or ACA member

1) Through contact (in person or not in person) with government officials at the local, state, or federal level, accomplished a substantial advocacy event or initiative for the counseling field or its clientele in the past year, wherein a political need related to the counseling of adults by professional counselors was addressed.

2) By substantial event or initiative, consider an achievement that involved other AADA members or an identified group of professional counselors or consumers taking action at a political level through contact (in person or not in person) with local, state, or federal government officials on a matter of concern to professional counselors who work with adults or to adult recipients of the services of professional counselors.

Nomination Form – AADA Award Nomination Form – Government Relations Award

Please send the nomination form and all supporting documentation to assist the committee in designating the award recipient as e-mail attachments to the AADA Awards Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Philip Clarke and Dr. Becky Earhart Michel at aadaawards@gmail.com with the subject, “AADA Government Relations Award Nomination.”