The Member of the Year Award honors a member of the National Guardianship Association (NGA) who exemplifies excellence in guardianship. In honoring the Member of the Year, NGA highlights superb accomplishments in the practice of guardianship, guardianship education and/or advocacy for best practices in guardianship.
An applicant must be a member in good standing who:
- Participates in the field of guardianship as a professional guardian, family guardian or an allied professional (elder law attorney, judge, social worker, nursing home administrator, etc.) Nominees may also be volunteer or retired guardians.
- Practices and/or advocates for guardianship that reflects NGA’s Standards of Practice
- Makes demonstrable contributions in policy, education, practice, program development, administration and/or research
- Demonstrates outstanding dedication to the guardianship community by volunteering with NGA and/or a state/local guardianship organization
- Contributes to a positive image for guardianship
- In 500 words or less, describe the applicant’s achievements and contributions, with regard to the criteria above.
- Nominations from others are encouraged, but self-nominations will be considered.
- Members of NGA’s board of directors and/or membership committee members are not eligible to receive the Member of the Year Award.
- The committee reserves the right to not present this award in any one year.
- The membership committee will review nominations from prior years and may select a previously-nominated member.
- The membership committee may nominate worthy members who have not been nominated by others.
The deadline for nominations is April 27.