EOC Association Excellence Awards

Awards Program Description and Benefits of Entering:
The Association Excellence Awards (AEA) is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local HBAs and executive officers in the field of association management. The awards program is twofold: the HBA Awards and the Individual Awards. 

HBA Awards (Formerly Association Awards)

The HBA Awards offer a wide variety of category choices for all HBAs to enter. For more information, please see the HBA Entry General Criteria and Categories. The HBA Award categories are divided and judged by association size, so all associations have an opportunity to be recognized for their achievements. 


HBA Awards Size Categories — based on total membership size, including affiliate members, on Dec. 31, 2014:

  • 200 members or fewer
  • 201-600 members
  • 601+ members
  • State association (any size)

The 2014 AEA - HBA Awards applications are closed. Winners will be announced soon. View the directory of the 2013 AEA - HBA Award winners for inspiration.

View the 2012 winners.

Individual Awards 

The Individual Awards recognize individual executive officers for their accomplishments.

Individual Entry General Criteria and Category Descriptions.

The 2014 AEA - Individual Awards applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the 2015 Association Leadership Institute (July 22-24 in Pittsburgh).

Entry Deadline: 3/31/2015
Award Date: 4/17/2015
Location: Pittsburg, PA

Association Entries - $35
Individual Entries - Free

Contact Information:
Meg Guy
Executive Officers Council
800-368-5242 x8493
202-266-8587 (fax)
Special Recognitions:
Association entries will be available at nahb.org/aea. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2015. If you would like a copy of a specific entry, please contact the EOC.
Related Materials: 2011 AEA Form - Screenshot 
2011 AEA Individual Award General Criteria 
2011 Association Award General Criteria 
2011 AEA Categories - Individual 
2010 AEA Individual Award Winners 
2009 Association Award Winners 
2009 AEA Individual Award Winners 
2008 Entry Description Booklet - Idea Loan File 
2008 Association Award Winners 
2008 AEA Individual Winners 
2007 Entry Description Booklet - Idea Loan File 
2007 Association Award Winners  
2007 AEA Individual Winners 
Topic Area(s): Awards & Community Outreach, Executive Officers Council
Target Audience(s): Executive Officers, HBA Staff, State and Local Association Leaders

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