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Marla Pak Volunteer of the Year Award

This prestigious annual award is given to the NWPMA member who most embodies what

Marla Pak stood for as a passionate volunteer and leader in the promotional marketing industry. 

A. Establishment of the Awards Program
The Marla Pak Volunteer of the Year Award was introduced in 2013 to acknowledge outstanding work by an NWPMA Volunteer member. This award is in honor of the late Marla Pak who gave so much of her volunteer time and wisdom to NWPMA and our industry. Marla had 10+ years as an NWPMA Volunteer including 2 terms as President of the association.

B. Eligibility & Nominations
1. Any current NWPMA member individual who has volunteered their time for the betterment of the association and industry. This award is given to an individual member and not an entity. Any type of volunteer contribution to NWPMA shall be considered for nominating.
2. The nominee must have performed outstanding contributions and service to NWPMA and/or the industry as a whole.
3. This award can be given to the same recipient over multiple years. 
4. The information contained in the nomination is the basis for the evaluation, so it must be complete and fully justify the nomination. The committee will not routinely contact the nominator or seek any supplementary information.
5. Nominations will be reviewed and chosen by the Executive Committee of the NWPMA board of Directors along with the past president and one at large member.
6. Nominations will be collected on or before August 31st each year and the winner will be announced at the NWPMA Fall Showcase each year.
7. Nomination form will be available online at
8. Nomination form should include details of the nominee's contribution to NWPMA and the industry.
9. After Sept 3rd the nominations will be compiled and sent to the selection committee for evaluation.
10. The NWPMA selection committee will notify the award recipient and all nominees prior to the NWPMA Fall Showcase.

C. Selection Process

The nominations will be rated against the following criteria:

1. Dedication and service to NWPMA and/or industry
2. Scale of effort
3. Positive impact to the NWPMA and/or industry
4. Leadership activities
5. Years of service

D. Presentation of the Award

Award recipients' will be officially announced at the NWPMA Fall Showcase.
NWPMA will provide news releases on the Award to the appropriate media.
Member company will receive a free year membership with NWPMA.

At the 2015 Fall Showcase, we were proud to honor Lisa Hawkins for
her many years of volunteer service and dedication to NWPMA.



You can nominate a volunteer starting June 1, 2018 



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