Annual ASC Reception & Awards 

Each year in September, ASC holds an annual cocktail reception for our association members, supporters, and partners to celebrate and present the winners of the ASC Innovation and Leadership Awards, which recognize the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of state service commission staff, commissioners, service programs, and service program staff in uniting states in service.

Our 2022 event will be held virtually on September 22. Click here to learn more.

2021 ASC Innovation & Leadership Award Recipients

  • Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congressman David E. Price (North Carolina)
  • Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congresswoman Doris Matsui (California)
  • Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congressman Tom Cole (Oklahoma)
  • Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congressman Michael Waltz (Florida)
  • State Service Leadership Award: State Representative Morgan J. Rielly (Maine)
  • Outstanding Commissioner: Margarita Rodriguez-Duffy (Delaware)
  • Outstanding Commission Executive Director: Amber Martin-Jahn (Washington)
  • Outstanding Commission Staff: Dr. Sandy Pulles (Minnesota)
  • Outstanding Commission Staff: Ruhamah Bauman (Wisconsin)
  • Outstanding Service Program: COVID-19 Containment Response Corps (Colorado)
  • Outstanding Service Program Staff: Dr. Mary Ellen Isaacs (Texas)
  • Honor Roll: Thomas Branen (Maryland)



View past awardees here


About America’s Service Commissions
America’s Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network. State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,000 commissioners, private citizens leading the nation’s service movement and administering 80 percent of the federal AmeriCorps funds to address pressing community needs. Learn more at