Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award

The Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding achievements by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) members in advancing the association's federal government affairs objectives and activities. The award is presented annually to an APTA member who has made significant contributions to APTA's federal government affairs efforts, and has shown exemplary leadership in furthering the association's objectives.

Submission Requirements

To nominate an APTA member for this award, complete and submit:

  • the nomination form (.pdf),
  • a letter of nomination, and
  • other supporting documentation, such as letters of support, detailing why the nominee should receive the award.

The nomination documents should be emailed or faxed (703/706-8536) to APTA's member services department by Monday, January 4, 2016.

What Recipients Receive

The selected recipient will be invited to attend the 2016 Federal Advocacy Forum, April 3-5, in Washington, DC, with expenses paid by APTA. The award will be presented during the event. The recipient also will receive recognition on APTA's website, as well as in PT in Motion and PT in Motion: News Now.

If you have any questions about the nomination process or the award, contact Stephanie Sadowski at 800/999-2782, ext. 3127.