Statement of Purpose
To express the Society’s appreciation and to provide recognition to public officials who have contributed to any or all of the following:
- Increased public support for health and disability policies that improve the lives of people with multiple sclerosis
- Demonstrated support for health and disability programs and services that improve the lives of people with MS
- Increased awareness of the existence and purpose of the National MS Society
Any Michigan resident who is a publicly elected person or government employee at the local, county, state, or national level.
Recipients will exhibit the following characteristics:
- Accomplishments that benefit people with MS specifically or people with disabilities in general.
- Support for health care, long term care, and/or disability policies that benefit people with MS.
- Support for health care, disability, and programs that benefit people with MS.
Advocacy activities not referred to above can be considered. Accomplishments can be from the year in which the award is being given, or from a previous year or years.
Frequency of Award
Nominations will be accepted from any member of the MS Society. Survey should be submitted on or before February 1, 2014 by filling out this survey or contacting Melissa Wieting at Melissa.Wieting@nmss.org. We will then call you if we need to learn about your nominee. For the convenience of persons with writing difficulties, Melissa will also be accepting responses over the phone. Call her at (800) 344-4867, option 2, ext. 26356.
The nominations will be reviewed by a volunteer selection committee which will determine the winners. The award will be presented at the Chapter’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Meeting on March 1, 2014. Persons nominated in previous years may be nominated again.