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Thank you to everyone that came Heartland Unit meeting in October! 

Heartland Holiday Fest will be 12/7/19 from 1-4 pm. Invitations will be sent out in November. RSVP will be required to the units email; Keep an eye open for more details in November!

Our unit is making plans for our annual event that will be in March! More info to come soon!  

Annual Social Work Awards Nominations - Deadline December 16

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 Nominate

Click here to review the award criteria.

Hope to see you at the next meeting on Tuesday November 12, 2019; 6:00 pm at Panera Bread, 4208 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL on the South side!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the unit at

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December 7, 2019 • Lakeland, FL
*NASW-FL Heartland Unit is hosting a Heartland Holiday Fest from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Join the Heartland Unit in celebrating the holiday.  More information to follow soon.  


If you know of a speaker or a topic you would like presented please contact a Steering Committee member.


Sara Lemire, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern - Unit Chair
Sandra Marra, MSW - Unit Vice Chair

Lisa Clifton, JD, MSW - Legislative Chair

Penne Williams  - Event Chair
Michiel Crawford - CCNLI Chair
Pam Criss
Jackie Bryan
Kelly Wood - Membership Chair
April Steen

​Jamesha Hamiliton - Student Rep