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Recognize your fellow social workers and a local citizen



It’s time again to take pause to recognize and honor your fellow Maryland Chapter members,   student members and a local citizen who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or the community. The awards will be presented at NASW-MD’s 2017 Social Work Month Annual Conference on Friday, March 31, 2017, at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology. Categories include Social Worker of the Year, Social Work Educator of the Year, the Social Work Lifetime Achievement Award, Social Work Field Instructor of the Year, MSW and BSW Social Work Students of the Year, and Public Citizen of the Year.  Please note that, with the exception of the Public Citizen Award, all nominees must be a current member in good standing with NASW-Maryland Chapter.  Don’t miss this opportunity to say thanks and lift up colleagues who have done so much for the profession and their communities! Please submit nominations as soon as possible!  

The deadline is February 21, 2017, at 5 PM!

 Criteria for these awards include:

  • Nominees for the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Social Work Students (BSW & MSW) of the Year Awards, must have made significant and outstanding contributions to the profession of social work, displayed leadership in the profession, earned the respect of fellow social workers and represented well the professional ethics of social work.  Lifetime Achievement Award nominees should, additionally, be individuals who have a significant span of achievement over his/her career that distinguishes them and a long legacy of commitment to the profession.
  • Nominees for the 2017 Social Work Educator of the Year and Social Work Field Instructor of the Year must educate the public about the unique qualifications and diverse professional activities of social workers and must support high standards for training in social work education.  The Educator of the Year must advance the body of social work knowledge through research and publication.  Additionally, nominees for Social Work Field Instructor of the Year should be individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding adeptness at providing the professional support, mentorship and knowledge necessary to ensure field experiences which contribute to the development of able, efficient and well-versed future social work professionals, and who have made the field experience a meaningful one.
  • Nominees for the 2017 Maryland Citizen of the Year cannot be members of the social work profession.  Individuals nominated must have made specific outstanding contributions to the human services field and have personally represented ethics compatible with those defined in the NASW Code of Ethics.

Please use the nomination form here to make your nomination(s) or contact Jenni Williams, NASW-MD, at 410-788-1066, ext. 13 ( for more information. Please include a statement of 350 words or less telling us why you believe your nominee deserves the award and those contributions the individual has made that make him or her unique; attach additional sheets to the form, if necessary.  Please be sure to include a current resume for your nominee with contact information.

NASW-MD 2017 Annual Awards Nomination Form (Printable Link)

 Please submit nominations as soon as possible.  Deadline is Monday, February 21, 2017 at 5 PM.

Please complete and return this form by email or fax (410-747-0635).
Remember, with the exception of the Public Citizen Award nominees must be current members in good standing with NASW-Maryland Chapter.
Please print legibly or type.

Nomination Categories:

______2017 Social Worker of the Year                 _____  2017 MSW SW Student of the Year

_____  2017 Social Work Educator of the Year    _____ 2017 BSW SW Student of the Year

______2017 Field Instructor of the Year               _____  2017 Social W Lifetime Achievement   

 ______ 2017 Public Citizen of the Year

Nominee name: _________________________________________________________________

Nominee Phone: (work) ______________________  (home) ______________________________

Nominee Current Position/School: ___________________________________________________

Nominee Business/School Address: __________________________________________________

Nominator: ______________________________________________________________________

Nominator Work Address:__________________________________________________________

Nominator’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Nominator’s Phone: (work) _____________________ (home) _____________________

Please explain why you are nominating this individual (use additional pages, if necessary). Include nominee resume.






Email to:

US Mail: NASW-MD 5750 Executive Drive, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD  21228 
Attn: Jenni Williams or fax to (410) 747-0635

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