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Citizen of the Year

Dr. Pham
   The WSDA’s Citizen of the Year award is given to the member who has performed outstanding service, which serves to help a community in need, reinforce the value of service to the dental community, and promote the image of dentistry. The coveted award is the highest honor the association can bestow on one of its own.   
    Recently, the WSDA Board of Directors voted to expand qualifying service to include work done on behalf of an employer or in a practice. Additionally, because charity begins at home, the board decided that priority would be given to dentists performing good works here in the state.
    Last year, Dr. Nhi Pham was the WSDA’s Citizen of the Year. Read Dr. Pham’s story.
    If you know someone like Dr. Pham who has given selflessly, please nominate them for this important recognition of good work. Apply below.

Criteria for nomination:
• The nominee must be a WSDA member

• The award will be based on civic activities, elective and  volunteer, including, but not limited to:
   Service organizations
   Youth groups
   Non-salaried government positions
   Church-sponsored community services
   Personal commitment to community service through volunteering
   Service to all 501(c)(3) Foundations

• Priority will be given to nominees whose service has been in Washington state

• Nominations may be made by an individual member or a component dental society. Former nominees may be  renominated. Letters of support from organizations with which  the candidate has been involved are encouraged.

• Nomination deadline: The first Friday in June of each year (June ​1, 201​8)

“Dentists, dental team members and component society executives are now invited to nominate a WSDA member dentist for the 201​8 award. The deadline for nominations is June ​1. Forms and award guidelines are available from component society secretaries and executive directors, or the WSDA office.”

2018 Citizen of the Year Award 
This year the award will be presented at the Citizen of the Year Award banquet held during the annual House of Delegates meeting on Friday, September 22 at Murano Hotel in Tacoma, WA. We hope you'll join us in recognizing the good works of one of your own.