As the number of Washington Evaluators members and volunteers continues to grow, the Board of Directors of the organization has acknowledged a growing need to recognize our stellar volunteers. Washington Evaluators does not currently have a single staff member, so every service, event, and resource is produced by an all-volunteer team who provide countless hours of exceptional service to our local evaluation community.
Because so many volunteers offer their time to strengthen our profession and often do not ask for any recognition or compensation, I am proud to announce that this year Washington Evaluators will help fill this gap by launching a new "Volunteer of the Year Award."
The Volunteer of the Year Award is intended to recognize outstanding volunteers who provide dedicated and selfless service to the organization and the Washington, DC evaluation community. The intent is that recipients will have made significant contributions to the success of the organization's goals and mission attainment throughout the year.
The creation of this award was contemplated by the Board of Directors through a strategic planning process in 2017 and a subsequent action plan intended to strengthen the organization's infrastructure and long-term sustainability.
For 2017, nominations will be accepted through December 6, 2017. The recipient will be announced at the 2017 Holiday Party. Learn more about the nomination criteria, eligibility, selection process, and timing of the award here.
NICK HART, PHD is the 2017 President of Washington Evaluators.