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Awards and Recognitions
The Institute of Assessing Officers' is proud to present to the membership the following list of possible Awards for our deserving peers. Nominations for any of the following awards should be submitted no later than June 15th to

Anne M. Sapienza, IAO mail to: Town of Stafford
Chairperson, Awards Committee PO Box 737
asapienza@rochester.rr.com Stafford, NY 14143


We will consider your nominations and let you know if there will be a presentation at the Fall Conference.

Fellow Member (Article III Section 3): Fellowship shall be bestowed upon members in recognition of outstanding services to the profession or to the Institute. Fellowships shall be awarded only to members proposed by the Board of Trustees and approved by the membership.

Life Member (Article III Section 4): Life Membership may be awarded to members who retire from service and who, in the judgment of the Board, merit special recognition for valuable services. Such persons shall have been members for at least ten years, Charter Members, or Chairman of the Board of Trustees. It shall not be given to Fellow Members as Fellowships include life membership.

Honorary Members (Article III Section 5): This membership may be awarded to non-member persons or renown and distinction who, in the opinion of the Board, have made a major contribution to the advancement of the assessing profession, or performed an unusual and valuable service to the Institute. 

John C. Gamage Professional Development Award:  This award is presented to an active or retired member or non-member who, in the opinion of the Board of Trustees, has demonstrated great personal and professional character and integrity, and who has been instrumental in the development, coordination, promotion and delivery of the Institute’s education programs.  Such persons shall have been a member of the Institute of Assessing Officers for at least ten years. (first offered 2015)

Lawrence D. Benton Memorial Award for Distinguished Service: This award is presented to an Institute member who has served with the IAO with many years of distinguished service and whose character, integrity and skill have promoted the goals of the Institute.

John F. St. George Award: This award is presented to the author of the best original article written by a member of the NYSAA which was published in the IAO Journal in the past year.

George J. Hill Educator Emeritus Award: This award is presented to an IAO member who has served the IAO with many years of distinguished and dedicated service as an instructor.

John E. Walsh Professional Assistance Award: This award is presented to a retired member or non-member who, in the opinion of the Board, has provided continued service to the Institute in the promotion of the goals of the IAO.

Elliot Glaser Lifetime Achievement Award: This award shall be presented to the IAO member who has exhibited extraordinary commitment and achievement while a member of the Institute. This is clearly demonstrated by years of service to the Institute in proactively achieving a higher level of education in our profession. This commitment to education was evident not only in their own achievements, but by how they helped others.

IAO Chairman's Award: This award is presented to an IAO member or non-member who, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute, has provided distinguished and valuable service to the Institute and the Chairman of the Board.