NASW Arizona Chapter Committees

Committee for Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI)

The CCNLI is commonly known as the nominations committee. This committee is elected by the membership and is charged with finding qualified members to run for elective office in the chapter leadership. For information on how to get involved with this committee, contact the chapter office at

Chapter Ethics Committee

The Chapter Ethics Committee (CEC) processes complaints of alleged violations of the NASW Code of Ethics, by chapter members. It is responsible for providing education and training to NASW members in coordination with the National Ethics Committee (NEC) and Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR). The CEC is composed of volunteer NASW members from across the state.

Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)

The Arizona Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee represents social workers in state and local elections and builds grassroots networks through member political education and mobilization. PACE endorses state and local candidates and collaborates with the national PACE unit during federal elections.

Membership on the Arizona PACE committee is non-elected but committee members are approved by the Chapter Board of Directors. The Arizona Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political action committee of the National Association of Social Workers-Arizona Chapter. PACE promotes political education and full participation in the electoral political process among members of the social work profession and fosters the participation of interested members to elect candidates who support NASW’s public policy goals. PACE is a bipartisan political action committee dedicated to advancing social workers’ goals in campaigns and elections.

Professional Development Committee

Committee Mission -- “Creating Opportunities for our members to grow and develop in their professional life.”

The Professional Development Committee was established in 2002 in order to provide quality and relevant education to enhance the skills and knowledge of professional Social Workers. This committee is made up of representatives from ASU, practicing Social Workers, and others concerned about issues related to the provision of meaningful educational opportunities for Social Workers. The Committee is focusing on the development of classes to meet licensure requirements and to determine if there is a way to establish a method for Social Workers to obtain needed supervision hours in order to be qualified to test for their License. Under the umbrella of the Committee, courses are developed in collaboration with ASU for the Continuing Education Series; we are researching the development of policies, procedures, and standards for continuing education programs as well as developing alternative delivery methods for provision of continuing education. If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact the chapter office at 480-968-4595 or Email:

Public Policy Committee

The NASWAZ Public Policy Committee is the organization's advocacy voice for all Arizona social workers and the vulnerable people they serve. The goal of the Public Policy Committee is to educate, inform and engage the NASWAZ membership about issues related to candidate election, public policy issues and the legislative process. Specific objectives include:

  1. To set the annual legislative agenda and identify other public policy issues.
  2. To educate members on issues.
  3. To advocate for issues and provide legislative presence.
  4. To maintain an email alert system.
  5. To coordinate with other human service advocacy organizations.
  6. To provide training on legislative advocacy.