Distinguished Emeritus Membership Award

Recognizing Deserving Retired Members

Each year the IOA Board of Directors solicits nominations for the honor of Distinguished Emeritus membership status in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to the organization and profession. This award is only presented once a year at the IOA Annual Meeting and the recipients receive complimentary, non-transferable, life-long membership to IOA.

Nominators and nominees must both be IOA members in order to participate.

2023 Nominations Window

Please help IOA recognize deserving fellow ombuds for their accomplishments and contributions to our field by submitting a nomination for an IOA Distinguished Emeritus Member.

All nominations will be reviewed by our Nominating Committee and will be selected in advance of the annual conference.

The 2023 nomination deadline has now passed. Nominations for 2024 will open by November 2023.

2022 Distinguished Emeritus Members