National Council accepting nominations for 2015 Advocacy Leadership Award

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Hey Network faithful, take note – the National Behavioral Health Council is accepting nominations for
the 2015 Advocacy Leadership Awards, to recognize individuals and organizations for their achievements in community, state and federal advocacy and their public policy successes to expand access to services and supports for persons with mental illnesses and addictions.

Last year, Network Advisory Council member and founder of the International Bipolar Foundation, Muffy Walker, was one of the esteemed recipients of the Advocacy Leadership Award. Look around Network faithful, we are a collection of amazing advocates. Let's keep the Network love flowing at full throttle. The deadline for nominations is November 19th so get out the old #2 pencil and start to scribblin'! 

Here is the announcement from the National Council:

November 3, 2014 (Washington, DC) — The National for Behavioral Health (National Council) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Advocacy Leadership Awards, supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, to recognize individuals and organizations for their achievements in community, state and federal advocacy and their public policy successes to expand access to services and supports for persons with mental illnesses and addictions.

Nominations are accepted in three categories:

The Advocacy Leadership Awards are a part of the National Council Awards of Excellence that incorporate 17 categories in total. All nominations are accepted through an online submission process and must be completed by November 19, 2014.  

Honorees receive $10,000 to be donated to a nonprofit of their choice and are recognized at the Celebration of Excellence event during the 2015 National Council Conference in Orlando, FL (travel expenses paid). 

Advocacy Leadership Award honorees in 2014 included Mary Ruiz of Manatee Glens in Bradenton, Florida; the Texas Council of Community Centers; and Ohio Governor John Kasich. Read about all 2014 honorees.

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