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MN SWAP Award Nomination Information

Each year at the fall conference, MN SWAP honors individuals who have excelled and stood out in supporting the activity profession and aging services. Members of MN SWAP have the opportunity to nominate an individual(s) who they feel have gone above and beyond in their commitment and service in promoting quality of life to our residents and seniors. The following categories are available for nomination.

All nomination applications are due July 1st of each year to be considered for the fall conference award. Nomination applications forms and letters of support are mailed to the current MN SWAP Vice President. The nominees receiving any of the above awards may be considered for the awards given by the National Association of Activity Professionals.


Mail or email all award nominations to MN SWAP Vice President
Michele Henifin

Activity Professional Award of Excellence (Click here for nomination form)
The professional nominated for this award has made a significant impact in the activity/recreation profession, emphasizing their contributions to the quality of life for the aging population. They have shown dedication and service through accomplishments in their facility and leadership in local, state, and/or national organizations. The nominee can be an individual working as a director or assistant in the field of activities/recreation/leisure services, and must be a current member of the MN SWAP organization.

Volunteer of the Year (Click here for nomination form)
The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to a person or group of individuals engaging in regular, unpaid volunteer activity-oriented service within a facility or agency of which a MN SWAP member is employed.

Excellence in Administration Award (Click here for nomination form)
This award is presented to an Administrator, Executive Director, CEO, or someone in a similar position that has consistently given support to the advancement of activity and recreation services and the profession. To nominate an individual for this award, the nominating person must be a current MN SWAP member. The nominee will have significantly supported the MN SWAP Activity/Recreation Professional in their contribution to the health and resident’s quality of life of the facility/agency; supported the activity/recreation professional’s role in local, state, and/or national activity professional associations, continuing education endeavors, and professionalism.

Congratulations to MN SWAP's 2017 Award Winners!









Interested in nominating someone you know is deserving of these awards?
Click on the "Awards" link above for more information and the nomination form.
Submit nominations to the MN SWAP Board by July 1st for next year's conference.