The National Notary Association bestows prestigious awards for excellence and
achievement not only on Notaries, but also on officials and other influential persons
who govern or set standards for Notaries, or otherwise make significant contributions
toward the improvement of the Notary office. The NNA Conference serves as the venue
for recognizing outstanding achievements in the Notary field.
Notary of the Year
The Notary of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding Notary Public who operates at
a level of professionalism and ethical conduct and sets a high standard for other Notaries to emulate.
In addition to excellence in the performance of notarial duties, recipients of the Notary of the Year
honor are distinguished by their achievements in one or more of the following activities:
Mentorship of other Notaries
Working to enact needed legislation
Providing notarial services to the less fortunate
Trailblazing new technologies
Public speaking to promote the Notary office
To nominate a Notary Public please click here. Self-nominations are permitted.
Nominations must be received by the NNA no later than 5:00 pm PT on December 31, 2013.
The 2014 Notary of the Year will be announced at the Gala Banquet on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
View list of Notary of the Year recipients
March Fong Eu Achievement Award
The March Fong Eu Achievement Award is given annually to the individual who, in the judgment of the Association’s Executive Committee, has done the most to improve the standards, image and quality of the office of Notary Public. Previous recipients of the Award include legislators, governors, secretaries of state, attorneys general, Notary program administrators and law school deans.
Named in honor of former California Secretary of State March Fong Eu, the Award was conceived in 1979 and presented to Eu that year for her extraordinary leadership in spearheading enactment of progressive Notary reform legislation, despite opposition from powerful lobbies who preferred lower notarial standards. Today, the March Fong Eu Achievement Award goes to honorees whose efforts led to creation or implementation of a new law, program or policy with a significant beneficial impact on the Notary office.
View list of March Fong Eu Achievement Award recipients