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National Association of Social Workers

Missouri Chapter


Public Citizen of the Year Award



The Public Citizen of the Year Award honors a non-social worker who exemplifies the best of the Chapter’s mission through specific professional accomplishments.



A member service and development association advancing a unified Social Work profession and standards, advocating for sound public social policies.



To enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to social work is the attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.


In honoring the Public Citizen of the Year, the NASW Missouri Chapter highlights superb accomplishments exemplified by the nominee throughout his or her career.


Nomination Guidelines

  1. Be a non-social worker.
  2. Have experience of five or more years in his or her field of work.
  3. Demonstrate outstanding leadership.
  4. Represent NASW Missouri Chapter’s mission.
  5. Reflect the professional ethics of social work as defined in the Code of Ethics.
  6. Enlist public support for improved social services.
  7. Contribute to the public’s knowledge of social work and social problems.
  8. Hold significant achievements and accomplishments in the last year.
  9. Take risks to better social services.
  10. Currently employed staff of NASW-Missouri may be utilized as a resource but may not make nominations or write letters of support.


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