Award Criteria and Past Recipients: Excellence in Public Service

In 2008, the PAA Board of Directors created the Excellence in Public Service Award to honor federal, state, and local policymakers who have supported population research and the federal agencies that fund it.

The PAA Government and Public Affairs Committee recommends potential recipients, which are then reviewed and approved by the PAA Board of Directors. The award may be given annually or biennially. The award is announced at the PAA Annual Meeting awards ceremony prior to the Presidential address.

Recipients to Date:

2016
Allen Cutler
, Senate Appropriations Committee
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

2015
Erik Fatemi
, former Clerk, Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee

2014
U. S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

2013
Dr. Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging

2012
U. S. Congressman David Price (D-NC)

2011
U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
(D-CT)
Bettilou Taylor, Former Minority Clerk. Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services
Katherine Wallman, U.S. Chief Statistician, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget

2010
Dr. Duane Alexander
, National Institutes of Health

2009
U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)