Annual Reception & Awards

Each year, ASC holds an annual reception in the Washington, DC area for its members, friends, and partners in conjunction with the ASC Innovation and Leadership Awards, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of state service commission staff, commissioners, and programs in uniting states in service.


Nominations Now Open for the 2020 ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards

Deadline extended 72 hours! Submit by Monday, May 18th


America's Service Commissions (ASC) is now seeking nominations for the seventh annual ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards recognizing the tremendous talent and impact within the state service commission and national service network. We invite current ASC members to nominate an outstanding individual or program. Award nominees are individuals and programs who demonstrate commitment to national service and volunteering at the state level. This year, we are also seeking nominations that showcase leaders and organizations that have contributed to the COVID-19 community response efforts as well.

Submit nominations online by the extended deadline of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 18th in one or more of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Commissioner
  • Outstanding Commission Staff Member
  • Outstanding Commission Executive Director
  • Outstanding Service Program
  • Outstanding Service Program Staff Member

Not sure who to nominate? Look around and you will see great co-workers, commissioners, colleagues, and programs in your community and state.


Award winners will be recognized at the ASC Annual Awards Reception in the Washington, D.C. area during the evening of September 16, 2020. Winners will be notified in advance of their selection in July in the hopes they can make arrangements to receive the award in person.

The online nomination form may be submitted multiple times for multiple nominations.


You may also download a PDF copy of the nomination form for your reference and planning prior to submitting the online form.

Prior year finalists/nominees may be nominated. To view a list of previous winners visit:


Note: You must be a current member of ASC to submit a nomination; ineligible nominations will be disqualified. To become a member of ASC, visit our website and sign up online.


Questions? Contact Emily Steinberg at [email protected].


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Questions? Contact Emily Steinberg at [email protected].



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