Recognizing individual excellence in pursuing the greater good.
The Greater Good Award is presented each year by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) USA to recognize excellence achieved by individuals in the field of public participation in the United States. Their hard work ensures the people have a voice in things that affect them is often unsung.
Candidate(s) may be nominated by any IAP2 USA Member, Chapter or Committee. Nominees do not need to be a practitioner nor a member of IAP2 or its affiliates. All that is required is the nominee has illustrated outstanding leadership, service, and application of the IAP2 Core Values in the field of public participation. The selection of the honorees is made by the IAP2 USA President, and awards will be given at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference in Charlotte, NC.
2018 Greater Good Award Barbara Lewis
Congratulations to Barbara Lewis of Denver, Colorado for receiving the 2018 Greater Good Award! Barbara has been in the field of Public Paricipation "decades ago" and has been supporting the practice ever since. She is a change-maker, mediator, and staunch supporter of public participation. Here is some of what she had to say in her 2018 Member Profile:
"If I could imagine the award I’d want to receive, it would be called the Greater Good Award – for mentoring and advancing positive change — and it is especially gratifying coming from IAP2 since I’ve had some of my best and most rewarding experiences with this organization.
This dedicated group of P2 practitioners and IAP2 leaders have spent the last 6 years developing a professional certification program from the ground up.
This group of individuals collected international practitioner responses to help determine the essential capabilities a P2 professional should have to effectively design, implement, and evaluate public participation programs to develop an assessment program to test and verify that applicants have these core competencies. Meet the Certification Task Force Members (above right to left):
Additionally – the task force has asked that an honorary award be granted to IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada Executive Manager Amelia Shaw for her significant support and stewardship of this process and of the Task Force.