Annual Awards

Excellence in Public Service Award

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 directly and indirectly support the field.

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.

2022 Excellence in Public Service Award Winners

  • Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC 1st District)
  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
  • Dr. Debbie Jessup, Health Policy Analyst, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Past Award Recipents

2021

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA)
  • Dr. Ron Jarmin, Acting Director, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Dr. Joseph Salvo, City of New York Department of Planning

2020


  • Dr. John Haaga, Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging (retired)
  • Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)
  • Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)

2019

2018

  • Jennifer Park. UN Economic Commission for Europe
  • Alex Keenan, U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009