Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award



The Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award provides a means of giving special recognition at the national level to those volunteers who demonstrate dedicated service to NCMA and its members. The award honors the memory of Albert Berger and Arthur Muller. Mr. Berger was a former National President of the Association and one of the early leaders of professional development in contract management. Mr. Muller was one of the founding fathers and president of the original New York Chapter of the Government Contract Management Association (GCMA), which later merged with the National Association of Professional Contract Administrators (NAPCA) to form NCMA.


  • Must be a current member of NCMA
  • Did not receive compensation for service

Presentation and Award

The award will be presented at one of NCMA's live events. Winners will be responsible for paying for any travel costs associated with receiving the award. Winner(s) will receive a plaque and recognition in the Contract Management magazine.


Nominations may be made by current chapter presidents. Chapter presidents may nominate more than one person per program year. Self-nominations are allowed, but require two letters of recommendation from current chapter leaders. Nominations should be submitted electronically to awards@ncmahq.org. Nominations are due by August 31. 

Evaluation Process

The list of nominations received will be compiled by the National Office, and sent to a review team for evaluation. The review team will notify the NCMA staff and nominees of their decision by September 15.

Evaluation Criteria

Nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Made superior, innovative, and noteworthy contributions in service to NCMA at the chapter.
2. Mentored others and served as a role model to other NCMA members.
3. Displayed the following characteristics of NCMA leadership:

  • Proactive and visionary
  • Current in their knowledge of NCMA’s mission, vision, policy, strategic goals, programs, products and services;
  • Member focused and services the needs of the NCMA chapter and its members;
  • Open, flexible and involves others in creating a mission, setting priorities and working towards an end result;
  • Approachable and caring;
  • Effective communicators.


Please use the following form to submit your nomination. A nomination may be submitted by a current chapter president or a member can self-nominate. Self-nominations require two additional letters of recommendations from current chapter leaders.