2020 Honorees – Friends of National Service Awards

2020 Friends of National Service Awards
Tuesday February 11, 2020
All honorees invited – confirmation pending

Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award
For life-long dedication to citizen service and for outstanding leadership in advancing national service as a civic commitment and legislative priority
Representative John Lewis of Georgia

John S. McCain Service to Country Award
For life-long devotion to country through citizen and public service and for exceptional leadership in advancing national service to solve community problems
Senator Chris Coons of Delaware 

National Service Champion Award
For steadfast leadership in promoting the expansion of opportunities for citizens to serve, and unwavering support for building a stronger future for national service
Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado
Representative Steve Stivers of Ohio

Congressional Service Award
For remarkable commitment to national service as a strategy to solve local and national challenges
Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Representative Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania
Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana

Distinguished Service Award
For prioritizing national service funding and legislation to expand high-quality opportunities for citizens to serve their communities and our country
Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Representative John Moolenaar of Michigan

FDR Service and Conservation Corps Leadership Award
For championing the important role of service and conservation in modern day America, reflective of the legendary ideals and work accomplished by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression Era Civilian Conservation Corps
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon

Outstanding New Member Award
For first-term members of Congress who have worked to elevate national service as a legislative priority
Senator Rick Scott of Florida
Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico
Representative Donna Shalala of Florida

State Leadership Award
For leadership and innovation in leveraging national service to meet state needs
Governor Gavin Newsom of California
State Rep. Aaron Lieberman of Arizona

Local Leadership Award
For leadership and innovation in leveraging national service to meet local needs
Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, New Jersey

Citizen Service Award
For investing in the civic health of our nation through support of national service
Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley

Service in Media Award
For using journalism to raise awareness of and to encourage Americans’ participation in national service
Fareed Zakaria of CNN

National Service Advocate of the Year
For exemplary determination, creativity, and results in building support for national service among our nation’s leaders
State Rep. Matt Wilhelm of New Hampshire

National Service Hall of Fame
Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri
Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut

Past Honorees