Dr. Lawrence Schoen is the winner of the 2016 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award for his work on the group’s election committee.
Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen has spent several years heading the election committee, working to find suitable candidates for the SFWA Board of Directors. His success is demonstrated by the number of candidates who have run for the board and the broad range of experience represented by the board members. In addition to his duties as the head of the election committee, he has often volunteered his time to help SFWA staff tables at conferences and makes himself generally available when help has been needed.
The award will be presented to Schoen on May 14 at the SFWA Nebula Conference in Chicago.
The Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award recognizes a member of SFWA who best exemplifies the ideal of service to his or her fellow members. O’Donnell won the Service Award in 2005. He passed away in 2012.