Annual ASC Reception & Awards 

Each year in September, ASC holds an annual cocktail reception for our association members, supporters, and partners to celebrate and present the winners of the ASC Innovation and Leadership Awards, which recognize the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of state service commission staff, commissioners, service programs, and service program staff in uniting states in service.

In 2023, ASC will be holding a 25th anniversary celebration, which will include commission innovation awards, on November 29 in Washington, DC. View our event site for more information.

2022 ASC Innovation & Leadership Award Recipients

  • Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Schultz Family Foundation (Washington)
  • State Service Leadership Award: Governor Gavin Newsom (California)
  • Outstanding Commissioner: Charlette Kremer (Idaho)
  • Outstanding Commission Executive Director: John Kelly (Colorado)
  • Outstanding Commission Staff: Kate Scheuritzel (Connecticut)
  • Outstanding Service Program: Green Iowa AmeriCorps (Iowa)
  • Outstanding Service Program Staff: Erika Hermosillo (California)
  • Honor Roll: LaDawn Stoddard (Utah)


View past awardees.


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.


five photos from the 2019 awards reception; show folks at the podium, accepting awards, posing with awards, hugging colleagues, etc.