Negotiator of the Year

This recognition is awarded by the ACSA Human Resources Council to the person serving as chief negotiator for a school district or county office as a full-time employee of that district.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Nominee must be a member of ACSA serving as chief negotiator for a school district or county office of education.
  2. Nomination must be submitted by the Superintendent, District Negotiating Team Members, and/or current Human Resources Council Members.
  3. Nominee must be a person having distinguished self for outstanding contribution in the area of labor relations and negotiations at the local districts, regional and state levels.
  4. We are seeking an applicant who is actively involved and a contributing participant in ACSA region/state Human Resources activities and functions.

Nominating Procedures

  • Please provide the information in the form below.
  • Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged.
  • If selected, the award recipient is expected to be in attendance at the Negotiators' Symposium, and specifically at the Award Ceremony.
  • Deadline for nominations will be December 15, 2023 (extended).

Letters of Support

Letters of support that include knowledge of the nominee’s work and contributions are strongly recommended, but are not required. Please attach up to 3 supporting documents.

With questions, please contact Elaine Cervantez at ecervantez(at)

ACSA's Negotiators Symposium.

Negotiator of the Year