Meritorious Service Award

For loyalty, dedication, and meritorious service to the Society.

Tom Bigford receives the 2017 Meritorious Service Award from AFS President Joe Margraf.

The Meritorious Service Award, first presented in 1986, is awarded annually to an individual AFS member for loyalty, dedication, and meritorious service to the Society over a long period of time and for exceptional commitment to the programs, objectives, and long-term goals of the Society.

Submit Your Nomination

Nominations should include the candidate’s name, full contact information, biographical information and/or history of the nominee’s service (not to exceed 3 pages) to the Society.  Letters supporting the nomination are welcome.  Nominations and any supporting letters must be submitted electronically using the form below.

Nomination deadline: May 1, 2017.

The nomination period for this award has closed.

Past Recipients of the Award

  • 1986 Robert F. Hutton
  • 1987 Mercer H. Patriarche
  • 1988 Elwood A. Seaman
  • 1989 Reeve M. Bailey
  • 1990 Carl R. Sullivan
  • 1991 Arden J. Trandahl
  • 1992 Mary R. Frye
  • 1993 Kenneth Carlander
  • 1994 C. Richard Robins
  • 1995 Christine M. Moffitt
  • 1996 Nick C. Parker
  • 1997 Gerald R. Bouck
  • 1998 Lee C. Redmond
  • 1999 John G. Boreman, Jr.
  • 2000 Billy J. Higginbotham
  • 2001 Dick Ryder
  • 2002 Larry Olmsted
  • 2003 John Ney
  • 2004 Carolyn A. Griswold
  • 2005 Stan Moberly
  • 2006 Christopher Goddard
  • 2007 Paul J. Wingate
  • 2008 Roger A. Rulifson
  • 2009 F. Joseph Margraf
  • 2010 Fred Harris
  • 2011 David W. Willis
  • 2012 Patricia M. Mazik
  • 2013 Ira R. Adelman
  • 2014 Dale Burkett
  • 2015 Bruce Barton
  • 2016 Gwen White