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Registration Now Open!

Join over 100 association professionals that have already registered to attend the inaugural Association Excellence Awards celebration on Thursday, July 14 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. at the Sandia Golf Club Event Center.

The Association Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate the impact of associations in advancing industries and professions, improving quality of life, and delivering solutions to strengthen New Mexico.

The annual awards are presented by the New Mexico Society of Association Executives (NMSAE). In the inaugural year, the awards will be presented at an event on Thursday, July 14, that will celebrate the honorees and serve as the culmination of NMSAE’s work throughout the year in advancing the association profession.

The Association Excellence Awards includes eight categories, which are designed to recognize the impact of the work of associations and the breadth of their vision that is helping ensure that all New Mexicans have the tools, choices, and resources they need to thrive.

Four categories will honor the work of organizations and four categories will honor the work of individuals. Organizational categories include the Community Impact Award, the Workforce Development Award, the Setting the Standard Award, and the Innovation Award. Categories recognizing individuals for their contributions to association profession include the Executive of the Year, the Staff Achievement Award, the Rising Star Award, and the Volunteer Leader Award.

Nominations open Monday April 18 and close Friday May 20. A selection committee organized out-of-state association executives will review all nominations and make final award decisions.

Award winners will be unveiled and recognized at the Association Excellence Awards Celebration on Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Sandia Golf Club Event Center.

To be eligible for an individual award, the recipient must be a current member in good standing. To be eligible for an organizational award, at least one member of the organization must be a current member in good standing.

Thank You to our Title Sponsor: Western Sky Community Care

The New Mexico Society of Association Executives is delighted to have Western Sky Community Care as the 2022 Association Excellence Awards title sponsor. Our member associations and Western Sky Community Care share a commitment to work together to provide solutions for New Mexico.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Become a Association Excellence Award Category Sponsor today for only $1,500.

There are only a few award categories left to sponsor: (1) Staff Achievement Award, (2) Rising Star Award, and (3) Volunteer Leader Award. 

Award sponsorship benefits include:

  • On stage presentation of the award to the recipient, plus 1-2 minutes to tall about your company
  • Logo on marketing materials and sponsor screen
  • Exhibitor Booth at the event
  • Five (5) complimentary registrations

Award Categories

Community Impact Award
Recognizes an association for undertaking philanthropic programs or social responsibility initiatives.

Category Sponsor: Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Innovation Award
Recognizes an innovative program, initiative, membership campaign, or communications effort.

Category Sponsor: Roadrunner Capitol Reports

Workforce Development Award
Recognizes an association for their exceptional work in developing, providing or supporting workforce development programs.

Category Sponsor: Strategies 360

Setting the Standard Award
Recognizes an association for their outstanding work in educating, promoting or setting the standard when it comes to creating a safe and quality workplace environment, service, or product.

Category Sponsor: KW Consulting LLC

Executive of the Year
Recognizes an association executive who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership and displays a deep commitment to the association profession as a whole.

Category Sponsor: Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS

Staff Achievement Award
Recognizes an association professional who has made exceptional contributions to their association and demonstrates abilities for continued high levels of achievement in the association industry.

Category Sponsor: New Mexico Small Business Development Network

Rising Star Award
Recognizes an emerging association leader that makes significant contributions to their association, demonstrates a passion for professional development, and provides outstanding service to their membership.

Volunteer Leader Award
Recognizes an association board, committee member, or other volunteer that provided the most outstanding service to advance the mission of the association.