The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is seeking nominations for the Mary Helen Callahan Distinguished Service Award to recognize individuals who have provided an outstanding record of service to UAA and/or the field of urban affairs.

We are looking for nominees who have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following areas:

(1) exceptional and impactful service to the Urban Affairs Association;
(2) engagement outside the academy;  or
(3) distinguished professional service that advances the work of urban affairs practitioners.

Award recipients receive a plaque, lifetime UAA membership, complimentary registration for all UAA conferences, and an invitation to the annual VIP Dinner. There has only been one past recipient: Mary Helen Callahan (1942-2012); UAA Executive Director, 1975-2000.

For complete award details and online nomination submission form URL, please visit the Mary Helen Callahan Distinguished Service Award webpage. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 29, 2019.

For questions about the award or the nomination process, please contact the UAA Ad Hoc Committee on Recognitions Chair, Thomas Skuzinski at