National Association of Social Workers
The Public Citizen of the Year Award honors a non-social worker who exemplifies the best of the Chapter’s mission through specific professional accomplishments.
MISSION OF NASW MISSOURI CHAPTER
A member service and development association advancing a unified Social Work profession and standards, advocating for sound public social policies.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS’ MISSION
To enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to social work is the attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.
In honoring the Public Citizen of the Year, the NASW Missouri Chapter highlights superb accomplishments exemplified by the nominee throughout his or her career.