Thursday, November 21, 2013 Government Affairs and Public Service Awards Nominations Due January 10, 2014 Do you know of an APTA member who in 2013 has gone 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 has championed physical therapy causes in 2013? Nominate them for the Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award or the 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 Public Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated distinctive support for the physical therapy profession at a national level. Individuals from the following categories are eligible for nomination: 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. Recipients will be selected in February by the APTA Board of Directors and the awards will be presented during APTA’s Federal Advocacy Forum to be held April 6-8, 2014, in Washington, DC. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 10, to Stephanie Sadowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 703/706-8536. If you have questions, call Stephanie Sadowski at 800/999-2782, ext 3127.