The Foreign Service Journal - March 2018

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MARCH 2018 69 AFSA NEWS Call for Nominations: AFSA Awards for Exemplary Performance AFSA is now accepting nomi- nations for our annual awards for exemplary performance. The recipients of these awards will be invited to attend AFSA’s annual award ceremony in October. Nomi- nations for these awards are due on May 25. • The Nelson B. Delavan Award recognizes a Foreign Service office management specialist (OMS) who has made a significant contribu- tion to post or office effec- tiveness and morale beyond the scope of his/her job responsibilities. • The M. Juanita Guess Award recognizes a Com- munity Liaison Office coordinator (CLO) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, initia- tive or imagination in assist- ing the families of Americans serving at an overseas post. • The Avis Bohlen Award honors a Foreign Service eligible family member (EFM) whose volunteer work with the American and foreign communities at post has resulted in advancing the interests of the United States. • The Mark Palmer Award for the Advancement of Democracy is bestowed on a member of the Foreign Ser- vice from any of the foreign affairs agencies, especially those at the early- to mid- career level, serving domesti- cally or overseas. The award recognizes the promotion of policies focused on advanc- ing democracy, freedom and good governance through bold, exemplary, imaginative and effective efforts during one or more assignments. You can learn about last year’s recipients in the September 2017 issue of The Foreign Service Journal. Neither nominators nor nominees need be members of AFSA. Any member of the Foreign Service at any agency (State, USAID, FCS, FAS, APHIS or BBG) is eligible. For additional information and nomination forms, please visit mance or contact AFSA Awards Coordinator Perri Green at or (202) 719-9700. n