ASAE Announces 2022 ‘Power of Associations’ Award Recipients

August 9, 2022

WASHINGTON— ASAE this week announced the recipients of the 2022 Power of Associations Awards, created to celebrate and promote the invaluable contributions that associations make to America and the world.

Six associations will be recognized with a 2022 Summit Award, ASAE’s highest honor for the association community, during the Summit Awards Dinner on September 29, 2022, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Additionally, 15 associations have been honored with Power of Associations Gold Awards and 27 organizations received Power of Associations Silver Awards. Click here for a full listing of award recipients. The recipients were selected by ASAE’s Power of Associations Awards Committee.

“The association community continues to experience rapid change and disruption, and association leaders continue to be quite agile and innovative in serving the needs of their members as a result,” said Mark A. Vasquez, CAE, senior program manager, IEEE TechEthics, and Chair of the Power of Associations Awards Committee. “The committee was impressed by the scope of the activities recognized in this year’s Power of Associations Awards, which illustrate how associations continue to lead in challenging times and frequently go above and beyond their missions to benefit society and improve our quality of life.”

This year’s Summit Award recipients are:

The American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC
Program: Architecture & Design Materials Pledge

BOMA Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Program: Inclusive Leadership Certificate Program

California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA)
Sacramento, CA
Program: The Audacity to Ask: A Bold Request Leads to $2 Billion for Struggling California Utility Customers

National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
Washington, DC
Program: Making Contact - Scaling Up America's Contact Tracing Workforce

Piscataway, NJ
Program: IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC)/Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Projects

Urban Libraries Council
Washington, DC
Program: Trigger Terms: Harmful Detours and Healing Redirects

ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner will take place September 29 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, bringing together association executives, industry partners and business and community leaders for an evening to celebrate the value of associations and their impact on society. Email with questions.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202-626-2798,

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