Council Exemplary Service Award: Bryan Whitledge

Society of American Archivists
Council Exemplary Service Award



WHEREAS Bryan Whitledge has served SAA as a member and now Chair of the Committee on Public Policy from 2018–2022; and

WHEREAS Bryan also serves as an ex-officio member of the Committee on Public Awareness; and

WHEREAS Bryan also serves as a member of the CoSA/NAGARA/RAAC/SAA Joint Working Group on Issues and Awareness; and

WHEREAS Bryan also serves SAA and its members as a liaison to the Policy Board of the National Coalition for History; and

WHEREAS Bryan actively encourages advocacy for archives and archivists through organized events such as National Humanities Advocacy Day; and

WHEREAS Bryan actively seeks out opportunities to raise SAA’s profile as an expert and essential organization to comment on national policy issues that impact archives and archivists; and

WHEREAS Bryan tirelessly educates SAA elected leadership on the nuances of advocating to elected officials, government agencies, and the public;

NOW, THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED that Bryan Whitledge be honored with a 2022 Council Exemplary Service Award for his long-standing and passionate commitment to advocating for a better world for archives, archivists, and the public.


Present August 27, 2022.