Six associations have been selected by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s Associations Advance America (AAA) Committee to receive the 2009 Summit Award – ASAE’s highest honor for associations that implement innovative community-based programs.

Part of the AAA Awards Program, the Summit Award symbolizes the very best efforts designed by associations across the country in areas like public education/information, economic development, business and social innovation, skills training/development and civic and volunteer activities. The six Summit Award Recipients for 2009 were selected from a field of 38 Award of Excellence winners from two earlier AAA judging rounds this year.

This year’s winners are:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
EyeCare America (ECA) Seniors EyeCare Program
Oakland, CA

Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico
SafeTeen New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Iowa Dental Association
Iowa Mission of Mercy
Des Moines, IA

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Massachusetts Community Health Center Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Boston, MA

School Nutrition Association
Vote for School Lunch 2008 – Presidential Edition
Alexandria, VA

Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
WBCA Pink Zone
Lilburn, GA

The Summit Award winners will be recognized at the annual ASAE Summit Awards Dinner, taking place September 29, 2009.  For more information about the Summit Awards Dinner, contact ASAE at 202.626.2703 or

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