Other National and Local Awards
In addition to the awards already described, AGA has other national awards presented by committees other than the National Awards Committee. For general information purposes, a brief description of these awards follows.
Volunteer of the Year Award
AGA’s National President presents an annual Volunteer of the Year Award to one member from each chapter, recognizing significant service to a chapter. Chapters may nominate one individual each year by May 31.
National President's Award
AGA's National President presents special awards to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of its programs during that President's term. The National President is responsible for identifying and selecting those individuals so honored.
AGA sponsors an Author Award in recognition of the article in AGA's flagship publication, the Journal of Government Financial Management, that makes the most significant contribution to the literature of the profession during the preceding program year. Award winners are selected by the Journal Editorial Board. Details on eligibility and selection criteria are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Achievements in Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards
The Achievements in Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards Program recognizes individual chapter performance and provides a standard by which each AGA chapter maintains a well-rounded operation for the professional growth of its members. Details about this program are contained in the AGA publication titled, Achievements in Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards Support. Find out more at email@example.com.
Each year the National Office develops a membership recruitment campaign to encourage chapters and members to recruit and retain a diverse membership. The staff establishes membership goals for each chapter in the areas of overall growth, new member acquisition and retention. Those chapters that meet or exceed their goals are recognized at the end of the program year at the annual Professional Development Training (PDT). Top honors are also bestowed upon individuals who recruit them most new members. Other incentives, such as conference registrations and merchandise, are awarded to individual members who participate in the membership program.