Annual 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, and programs in uniting states in service.

Nominations Now Open for the 2021 ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards

Submit nominations by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, June 25th

America's Service Commissions (ASC) invites ASC members to nominate an outstanding individual or program for the 2021 ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards. Award nominees are individuals and programs who demonstrate commitment to national service and volunteering at the state level.

Not sure who to nominate? Look around and you will see great co-workers, commissioners, colleagues, and programs in your office, community and state.

Nomination categories include:
Outstanding Commissioner
Outstanding Commission Staff Member
Outstanding Commission Executive Director
Outstanding Service Program
Outstanding Service Program Staff Member

Previous nominees/finalists can be nominated for consideration. To submit a nomination, visit

Incomplete nominations will not be considered. The review committee reserves the right to not issue an award in every category.

This year, ASC will pay tribute to the winners at our Virtual Awards Ceremony to be scheduled in mid-to-late September 2021 (exact date TBD).  Winners will be notified in advance of their selection in August to make arrangements for them to accept the award virtually.

Completed nomination forms are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 25, 2021.

To submit multiple nominations, please complete the survey multiple times. For a printable copy of the nomination form, you may download a PDF copy for your reference and planning prior to submitting the online form.

Please contact Emily Steinberg at [email protected] if you have any questions or difficulty completing the nomination form.

Eligibility Requirement: You must be a current member of ASC to submit a nomination; ineligible nominations will be disqualified. To become a member of ASC, visit our website and sign up online:



View past awardees here


Learn about past award recipients in each award category below:

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State Service Leadership

Innovation and Leadership

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




Thank you to our Past 2020 Event Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:




Bronze Sponsors:


Commission Champions:

Massachusetts Service Alliance

Michigan Community Service Commission

Oklahoma AmeriCorps




Volunteer Delaware

Volunteer Mississippi


State Service Supporterss:

Do Good, Be Good


Individual Champions:

Maureen K. Eccleston

Kaira Esgate

Shannon Stober (Verve Exchange Consulting)

LaDawn Stoddard