40th National Convention Award Winners

AFGE gave out awards to members, locals, councils, and districts for their outstanding work moving the union forward. Here’s the rundown.  

Individual Award Winners

Randolph/Humphry Human Rights Award: William Boseman, Mid-Atlantic Regional Fair Practices Coordinator, Council of Prison Locals 33  

Bernice B. Heffner Outstanding Achievement Award: Barbara Jackson, Local 3615 president 

Outstanding Young Woman Award: Jennifer Green, secretary of the National AFGE Y.O.U.N.G Committee and District 11’s National Y.O.U.N.G. representative  

Young Emerging Leader Award: Francis Nichols III, Local 1456 YOUNG coordinator 

Organizing Awards 

Special Organizing Award: Local 2779, Department of Veterans Affairs, Gainesville, Fla.  

District with largest percentage increase and largest increase in members: District 5  

Council with largest percentage increase in membership: TSA Council 100 – 40% growth in membership  

Council with largest actual number of new members: National VA Council 53 – 17,234 new members  

14 Locals with more than 100% membership growth: 449, 524781906104010441048,120712301410178620172532, 2836  

11 Locals with 70% or higher membership increase: 332, 1754, 554, 559, 899, 2201, 1033, 1808, 2401, 2654, 3854  

20 Locals with 50% or higher membership increase: 138, 333, 400, 420, 517, 547548, 696, 727, 777, 915, 1014, 1092, 1047, 1897, 2207, 2258, 2433, 3399, 3553  

113 Locals with 20% or higher membership increase: 2, 17, 31, 54, 63, 85, 110, 310, 371, 390, 442, 444, 477, 491, 503, 505, 507, 515, 518, 534, 555, 556, 558, 609, 611, 612, 631, 701, 912, 1004, 1007, 1013, 1037, 1039, 1045, 1089, 1127, 1159, 1168, 1200, 1206, 1213, 1224, 1240, 1273, 1336, 1442, 1454, 1603, 1633, 1662, 1738, 1739, 1741, 1831, 1924, 1972, 1793, 1843, 1858, 1915, 1960, 1966, 1972, 1976, 2002, 2018, 2022, 2028, 2031, 2076, 2077, 2092, 2107, 2109, 2117, 2145, 2152, 2185, 2222, 2241, 2297, 2328, 2341, 2342, 2361, 2369, 2382, 2408, 2430, 2547, 2562, 2583, 2604, 2608, 2778, 2779, 2823, 2924, 3184, 3306, 3313, 3570, 3584, 3631, 3922, 3928, 3930, 3943, 3969, 3981, 4032, 4047, 4056  

Note: Locals in bold also received an award for adding more than 300 members   

PAC Awards

Ed Klein Political Action Award: Ron Demicheli, Legislative Political Coordinator, Local 1916

Locals with fewer than 200 members

  • Highest number of PAC contributors: Local 1995
  • Highest PAC income: Local 3607
  • Highest percentage of PAC contributors: Local 1995

Locals with between 201 and 500 members

  • Highest number of PAC contributors: Local 2391 and Local 1916 (tie)
  • Highest PAC income: Local 2391
  • Highest percentage of PAC contributors: Local 948

Locals with between 501 and 1,000 members

Clean sweep for Local 3448, with the highest number of PAC contributors, highest PAC income, and highest percentage of PAC contributors

Locals with more than 1,001 members 

  • Highest number of PAC contributors: Local 1658
  • Highest PAC income: Local 1592
  • Highest percentage of PAC contributors: Local 1647

District PAC Awards

  • Highest number of PAC contributors: District 5
  • Highest PAC income: District 5
  • Highest percentage of PAC contributors: District 11

LAF Awards

  • District with highest amount of LAF income raised: District 5
  • District with highest percentage of Locals contributing to LAF: District 14
  • Council with highest percentage of Locals contributing to LAF: Council 238

Contributions to AFGE-PAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Your voluntary decision to contribute more, less or not to contribute at all will not result in any favor or disadvantage in your relationship with AFGE.

Communications Awards 

Clyde M. Webber General Excellence Award: AFGE National Border Patrol Council 

Category A: Best Layout/Design 

  • Division I: AFGE Local 1843; www.afgelocal1843.org 
  • Division II: AFGE Council 216; April 2015 edition of newsletter 216 Works 

Category B: Best Feature/News Story 

  • Division I: AFGE Local 916; Blame it on the ‘Zax 
  • Division II: AFGE Council 216; EEOC Pioneers: Profiles in Courage 

Category C: Best Photo/Photo Collage 

  • Division I: AFGE Local 916; photo of activist protesting government shutdown across the street from Tinker Air Force Base 
  • Division II: AFGE National Border Patrol Council; photo of NP Cox visiting equipment room during tour of SW border 

Category D: Best Original Cartoon/Graphic 

  • Division I: AFGE Local 2222; flier depicting local’s executive board 
  • Division II: District 7; official time poster 

Category E: Best Video 


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