Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

The award, established in 1990, recognizes an individual pharmacist who actively contributes to the community through involvement in the political process.

Nominate a colleague for the 2021 Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

2020 Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award recipient: Brian Komoto, PharmD


Nomination criteria

The nominee must be a pharmacist who is an APhA member and a state pharmacy association member. APhA and state association staff members, lobbyists, and state or federal officials are not eligible. The government affairs activity in which the nominee participated must have raised pharmacists’ awareness of the political process and improved the pharmacy profession and the political process, as well as improved service and education to the patient.

Nomination process

The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: Award Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is September 1 annually.

The nomination is to include the following items:
• A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
• Letters of recommendation are optional; two letters are preferred with a maximum of six letters accepted
• A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé 

Selection process

The selection is made by the APhA-PAC Board of Governors based upon careful review of complete nominations.

Nature of award

The recipient will receive a crystal eagle sculpture and a U.S. flag previously flown over the U.S. Capitol building. The recipient will also receive the following: a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA, and five Political Leadership Reception tickets. The award is presented during the APhA Political Leadership Reception held during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Past recipients:

2018    Cortney Mospan

2017    Michael Blaire

2016    Nicki L. Hilliard

2015    Sandra Leal

2014    Not presented

2013    Not presented

2012    Trish Rippetoe Freeman

2011    Betsy Meredith Elswick

2010    Norman P. Tomaka

2009    LeAnn Causey Boyd

2008    Cynthia J. Boyle

2007    Jennifer Fix

2006    Matthew C. Osterhaus

2005    Susan L. Sutter

2004    Theresa L. Wells-Tolle

2003    Brian Kaatz

2002    Richard N. Herrier

2001    Timothy Neal Bishop

2000    Paige Clark

1999    Not awarded

1998    Nancy A. Alvarez

1997    Jerry Karbeling

1996    Joseph E. McSoley

1995    Cynthia L.W. Warriner

1994    S. Mark Hobbs

1993    Michael D. Pflughoeft

1992    Michael A. Pastrick

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