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​NASW-FL's CCNLI is responsible for overseeing our awards process as well as Chapter elections.  Currently, we're taking nominations for the Annual Social Work Awards.  Please refer to the appropriate information below.  If you have any questions about submitting an award nomination, please ​contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or

Elections Open

The election for your Association's leadership and CCNLI is open until August 12

  • Vice President
  • Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) - 4 Positions
  • MSW Student Representative
  • BSW Student Representative

You may also be voting for one of the following Unit Chairs:

  • Northeast Unit Chair
  • Palm Beach Unit Chair
  • Space Coast Unit Chair
  • Volusia/Flagler Unit Chair

You will need your NASW member number to logon 
to vote

If you do not have your member number, please contact us at 1-800-352-6279 or email: and we will provide it to you.


Join us in congratulating the 2020 State Award winners.  They make life easier for others, achieve results when taking risks, demonstrate outstanding leadership, act with courage and exemplify social work values and ethics. 

The 2020 NASW-FL State Award Winners

Social Worker of the Year
Anna Maria Curry, MSW
Space Coast Unit

Social Work Educator of the Year
Dawn Brown, MSW
Tampa Bay Unit

Social Work Student of the Year
Devon Lewis - Buchanan 
Palm Beach Unit

Public Citizen of the Year
Maria Ruiz
Miami-Dade Unit

Elected Official of the Year
Senator Audrey Gibson
Big Bend Unit

Congratulations again to the 2020 award winners!

Awards Information:

The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) established annual Social Work Awards to honor outstanding professionals and members of the community at the local, state, and national level.  Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Social Worker of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member)
  • Social Work Student of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member and enrolled in a
    ​CSWE-accredited  social work program in FL)

  • Social Work Educator of the Year  (Must be a current NASW-FL member who is affiliated with a
    ​CSWE-accredited social work program in Florida as a faculty member, adjunct, or field instructor)

  • Public Citizen of the Year (Must not be a social worker or have a degree in social work)
  • Elected Official of the Year (Must be a current local, state or federal elected official)

Awards are considered at the local unit level, and recipients are honored at their unit’s Social Work
Month event in March.  Unit winners are then considered at the state level.  

Click here to review the award criteria.

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, call NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or email: .


NASW-FL Board and CCLNI Elections