Purpose of the Award

This award is designed to recognize and promote the efforts of an exemplary state division of AADA. Its purpose is to recognize and honor a state division for outstanding contributions related to adult development and aging during the preceding year

Criteria for Nomination

State Division Newsletter

Publication of a newsletter for members that reflects and promotes the concerns of adults across the life span and counselor strategies to address those concerns.

State Division Activities

Activities, including presentations, meetings and other functions throughout the year designed to promote networking among members, professional development and enhancement, knowledge of the needs and concerns of adults across the life span, and advocacy of those needs.

Organizational Structure

Evidence of a well-developed and active organizational structure that provides roles for all state members who wish to become active, as well as recognition for service to the state division by those members.

Special Requirements

State Divisions nominated for this award must be current, chartered state divisions of AADA. Any state division, officer, AADA member, or an ACA state branch president, may make the nomination. A limit of five supporting letters, evidence or testimonials is acceptable by the committee. A commemorative plaque of recognition is presented to the President designated representative of the state division.

Nomination Form – AADA Award Nomination Form

Please send this 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 Outstanding Branch Division Award Nomination.”