WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine community leaders from across the nation were recognized last week at a September 13th reception at the 2018 America's Service Commissions (ASC) Innovation and Leadership Awards. The awards program is held by ASC each year in the Washington, DC area to recognize the hard work, leadership, and accomplishments of state service commission staff, commissioners, service programs and their champions throughout the United States and its territories.
Congratulations to the following awardees:
2018 ASC Innovation & Leadership Award Recipients:
Friend of America's Service Commissions: Senator Roy Blunt (Missouri)
State Service Leadership Award: Governor John Hickenlooper (Colorado)
Outstanding Commissioner: Kate Kelly (Minnesota)
Outstanding Commission Executive Director: Scott McFarland (Illinois)
Outstanding Commission Staff: Caitlin Brooking (Mississippi)
Outstanding Commission Staff: Ia Moua (California)
Outstanding Service Program: YWCA of Central Alabama AmeriCorps (Alabama)
In addition to the seven leadership awards, ASC inducted two outstanding individuals to the ASC 'Honor Roll' who have left behind a lasting impact on the state service commission network through their long-lasting careers in service:
2018 ASC Honor Roll Inductees:
Debbie Schuffenhauer (Washington)
Elizabeth Darling (Texas)
"We applaud these nine honorees for their outstanding contributions to the field of national and community service," said Kaira Esgate, CEO of America's Service Commissions. "The collective talent and vision of this group is truly extraordinary -- their dedication to improving communities through service has inspired their colleagues and partners across the nation. From being role models and mentors, to advocates and champions in state government and Congress, these nine individuals have gone above and beyond to strengthen the state service network at the local, state, and federal level."
For more information and complete award descriptions, visit statecommissions.org/annual-reception-awards.
About America's Service Commissions
America's Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network. State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,000 commissioners, private citizens leading the nation's service movement and administering 80 percent of the federal AmeriCorps funds to address pressing community needs. Learn more at statecommissions.org.
SOURCE America's Service Commissions