Annual Reception & Awards

Each year, ASC holds an annual reception in the Washington, DC area for its members, friends, and partners in conjunction with the ASC Innovation and Leadership Awards, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of state service commission staff, commissioners, and programs in uniting states in service.

2019 ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards


The sixth annual America's Service Commissions (ASC) Innovation & Leadership Awards Reception took place on the evening of Thursday, September 19th in conjunction with the AmeriCorps State/National Symposium in Arlington, Virginia.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards:.

2019 Award Recipients:

Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congressman Tom Cole (Oklahoma)
Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (Connecticut)
State Service Leadership Award: Governor Larry Hogan (Maryland)
ASC Honor Roll: Robert Shogren (Arizona)

Outstanding Commissioner: Mary Grace Landrum (Texas)
Outstanding Commission Executive Director: LaDawn Stoddard (Utah)
Outstanding Commission Staff: Stacey Scherschligt (Minnesota)
Outstanding Service Program: Metropolitan Ministries (Florida)
Outstanding Service Program Staff: Bridget Talebi (Washington)

“It’s an honor to recognize these nine award winners for their extraordinary vision and talent in the field of national and community service,” said Kaira Esgate, CEO of America’s Service Commissions. “Their dedication to improving their communities through service has inspired so many others across the nation. From being role models and mentors, to advocates and champions in state government and Congress, these nine individuals have gone above and beyond to strengthen the state service network at the local, state, and federal level."

View the Press Release here.

View the event program >>    



Questions? Contact Emily Steinberg at (512) 961-1702.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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 Commission Champion Sponsors:

Massachusetts Service Alliance
Michigan Community Service Commission
Oklahoma AmeriCorps
OneStar Foundation
Serve Colorado
Serve Washington
Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Mississippi

State Service Supporters:

McMahon Consulting Group

Individual Champions:

Maureen Eccleston
Kaira Esgate
Emily Steinberg
Kris Tecce