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NASW-NC Committees

Committees are a vital part of NASW-NC and are comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to the association. If you would like to learn more about a committee, please click on the names below to be referred to their webpages. All volunteer information is listed on each page if you would like to get involved!


Membership Department


Toby Brown Award Committee

This committee helps carry out fundraising efforts for the Award, solicitation of nominations, publicity surrounding the award winner and selection of the winner. The award provides $1,500 each year and 2 years of NASW membership for one outstanding BSW graduate. Selection is based on academic excellence and outstanding work in the field placement. (More information about the award and past winners can be found on this website by going to the section about the Toby Brown Award.)

Presidents' Award Committee

The Presidents' MSW Award was set up in recognition of and to honor NASW-NC Board presidents. This $1,000 award and 2 years of NASW membership is provided each year to one MSW graduate who has shown outstanding leadership skills in and outside of the classroom. Committee members will help with fund development and fundraising duties so as to ensure the continued existence of the Award. Additional responsibilities include recruitment of applicants and selection and recognition of the Award winner.

Advocacy Department

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee meets often in either face-to-face meetings or by conference call. The committee communicates weekly through email. The Legislative Committee recommends actions to be taken on legislative issues and assists with developing the NASW-NC Legislative Agenda. Committee members also follow through on calls for action by contacting legislators and spreading the word to other social workers. Committee members assist with any plans for lobby days, legislative conferences and legislative fund raising, and in reviewing and commenting on proposed legislation. The committee also selects the Myrna Miller Wellons Advocacy Award winner annually. 

NC-Political Action For Candidate Election (PACE)

NC-PACE is very structured by laws and policies. The committee recommends candidate endorsements, funding for endorsed candidates and levels of organizing for candidates races. The committee meets through conference calls and planned face-to-face meetings during election years. Because of the specific structure and committee by-laws, this committee has few committee member openings.

Professional Development Department

Continuing Education Committee

The purpose of the committee is to advise the Director of Professional Development on issues pertaining to policies and procedures regarding the Association's CE offerings. The Committee also selects content for all NASW-NC major continuing education conferences.  As a team of professionals across the scope of Social Work practice, the Continuing Education Committee is vital in shaping the professionalism and knowledge base of social workers in North Carolina. The Continuing Education Committee receives its continued charge from the NASW-NC Board of Directors. Any NASW-NC member may volunteer to serve on the committee with no term limit – student members and BSWs are encouraged to apply. The chair of the committee volunteers as chair.  


Peer Review Board

Because NASW-NC champions the professional development of social workers, the chapter has developed a peer review board in order to review courses submitted by organizations applying to the Continuing Education Approval/Endorsement Programs.  Courses that receive the NASW-NC approval/endorsement will be sure to be sound, relevant, and appropriate CE opportunities for social workers.  To be considered for the peer review board, one must hold a graduate degree in Social Work and have two years of post-LCSW clinical experience.  Interested parties should email a letter of inquiry to


Ethics Committee

The NASW-NC Ethics Committee is charged with investigating ethical complaints made against NASW-NC members. The committee has set guidelines and procedures that are developed by the National NASW office. Committee members can help draw attention to ethical issues through newsletter articles, etc.

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