The Dan Chase Distinguished Service Award - Priority Initiatives has been established to recognize CARA members whose services have been of significant benefit in advancing one or more of CARA’s priority initiatives in a given year. For 2020 - 2023, the priority initiatives from the strategic plan are:

  • Professional excellence
  • Professional development
  • Communities of practice
  • Sustainable CARA

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional leadership commitment.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria shall be applied when nominees are considered for this Award:

• the nominee must be a current member of CARA but not a current member of the Executive Committee.
• the nominee shall have performed outstanding service to CARA which has significantly furthered its priority initiative goals to the significant benefit of the Association.

Submission Requirements:

• Fill the form
• One (1) letter of support

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