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 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.

2021 Excellence in Public Service Award Winners

  • 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

Past Award Recipents