The Foreign Service Journal, September 2021

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | SEPTEMBER 2021 53 AFSA NEWS AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION Please check for the most up-to-date information. September 6 Labor Day: AFSA Offices Closed September 9 1-2 p.m. Webinar: The View fromWashington September 15 12-2 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting September 21 12-1 p.m. Retirement Planning Five to 10 Years Out October 11 Columbus Day: AFSA Offices Closed CALENDAR New AFSA Board Takes Office The 2021-2023 AFSA Governing Board met on July 21 with 10 of 17 members present. From left: John Naland, Christy Machak, Russell Duncan, Jason Singer, Maria Hart, Eric Rubin, Camille Dockery, TomYazdgerdi, Jay Carreiro and John O’Keefe. ANNOUNC I NG THE 202 1 AFSA AWARD WI NNERS LIFETIME CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN DIPLOMACY Ambassador (ret.) John Negroponte CONSTRUCTIVE DISSENT Anny Vu WilliamR. Rivkin Award for a Mid-Level Officer EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE Amanda Jager Avis Bohlen Award for an Eligible Family Member Ivana Lawrence Avis Bohlen Award for an Eligible Family Member Alisse Sargeant M. Juanita Guess Award for a Community Liaison Officer Bridgette Huerkamp Nelson B. Delavan Award for an Office Management Specialist Erika Keunne Mark Palmer Award for the Advancement of Democracy Charlee Doom Post Representative of the Year Award Randy Chester Post Representative of the Year Award Ambassador (ret.) Thomas Boyatt AFSAAchievement and Contributions to the Association Award Look for profiles of all the recipients, and an interview with the Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy recipient, in the December issue of The Foreign Service Journal. n Vice President John Naland, State Representatives Joshua Archibald and Maria Hart, APHIS Representative Rus- sell Duncan, U.S. Agency for Global Media Representative Steve Herman, and Retiree Representatives Mary Daly and Philip Shull. New Governing Board members for the 2021-2023 The 2021-2023 AFSA Governing Board took office on July 15 and held its first board meeting on July 21 at AFSA headquarters. It was the second in-per- son Governing Board session since the start of the pan- demic early last year. The 2019-2021 Governing Board was able to meet in person on June 16 for its final monthly meeting. The board ratified decisions it had made in videoconferences since March 2020. AFSA’s bylaws require Governing Board decisions to be ratified in person. The newAFSAGoverning Board includes several return- ing members: President Eric Rubin, State Vice President TomYazdgerdi, USAID Vice President Jason Singer, For- eign Commercial Service Vice President Jay Carreiro, Retiree term include Secretary Daniel Crocker, Treasurer John O’Keefe, State Repre- sentatives Camille Dockery, Kimberly Harrington, Christy Machak and Tina Wong, and USAID Representative Jolisa Brooks. Profiles of the members of the 2021-2023 Governing Board begin on p. 58. n