Friday, January 11, 2013 Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award and APTA Public Service Award Nominations Due February 11, 2013 Do you know of an APTA member who in 2012 went above and beyond to advocate on behalf of the physical therapy profession at the federal level? Is there a legislator, staffer, or public figure who championed physical therapy causes in 2012? Nominate them for the Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award or the APTA Public Service Award. The Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award is presented annually to an active 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 in the federal arena. The APTA Public Service Award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated distinctive support for the physical therapy profession at a national level. Individuals from the following categories are eligible for nomination of this award: members of Congress, congressional staff members, members of a state legislature, federal agency officials, health and legislative association staff, and celebrities or other public figures. APTA's Board of Directors will select award recipients during its March 2013 conference call. Awards will be presented at the Federal Advocacy Forum to be held April 14-16, in Washington, DC. Please submit your nominations by Monday, February 11, to Stephanie Sadowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 703/706–8536. If you have questions, call Stephanie Sadowski at 800/999-2782, ext 3127.