National Tribal Child Support Association - NTCSANational Tribal Child Support Association - NTCSANational Tribal Child Support Association - NTCSA

NTCSA Lisa and KentEach year at the National Tribal Child Support Association (NTCSA) Annual Conference, awards are presented to recognize the hard work and special efforts made by individuals and agencies to promote tribal child support enforcement. 

You are welcome to nominate a tribal child support professional, office or program for an award by completing our 2018 Award Nomination Form and emailing the nomination form to

Please have your 2018 nominations submitted by the deadline of May 4, 2018.    (Deadline has been extended from original due date of March 9, 2018.)


Please congratulate our past NTCSA award winners!

2017 nTCSA Award Winners:

Lucille Dawson: Tallis King George, Puyallup Child Support Enforcement

Partnership Award: State of North Dakota Child Support (James Fleming (IV-D Director), Lee Bjerklie, Becki Schulz, Ryan Lund)

Judges Award: Hon. Abby Abinati, Yurok Tribal Court

President's Award: Bill Paine, Suquamish Tribe

Past Awards:

Lucille Dawson Award for Professional Excellence

Lind Tresaugue
Tami Lorbecke
Jackie Pische *
Tiffany Hopper
Lisa Schwartz
Anna Primeaux
Tallis King-George
Jerry Sweet
Carrie Yerby
Meekin Houser

Partnership Award for Professional Excellence

Savannah Kasey
Joyce Thomas
Joe Lonergan
Joe Bodmer
Jay Keel
Jan Jensen
Kate Christnot
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe
Tish Keahna
Region X Staff, ACF
Meskwaki Nation

Judge’s Award for Excellence

Hon. Phi Lujan *
Hon. Nadine Y. Naff
Hon. Theresa M. Pouley
Hon. Charles Tripp
Hon. Eugene Whitefish
Hon. Stephan M. Grochowski
Hon. Bill Boyum
Hon. John T. Cripps

President’s Award

Kim Warman
Misty Gibney
Carla Big Bear
Stacey Koski
Greg Kidder
Lee Spoonhunter
Judge Eric Mehnert
Michelle Rutues
Lisa Peck
Commissioner Vicki Turetsky
Kent Walden

Outstanding Tribe Award

Puyallup Tribe
Chickasaw Nation
Lummi Nation
Port Gamble S’Kallam *
Mescalero Apache Tribe
Northern Arapaho Tribe
Penobscot Nation
Oneida Nation
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
Kaw Nation

* Indicates a multiple time recipient.