People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to 2022 People’s Choice Award winner Josh Josa from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

How it Works

Read the finalists’ profiles to learn about their accomplishments, then vote for your top picks using the poll on this page.

You may vote for as many finalists as you want, and you may submit your votes once every 24 hours. Throughout the voting period, we will narrow the field and reset the poll for the remaining top contenders.

Be sure to vote for your favorites often to keep them in the running for additional recognition.


  • Monday, May 2 – Voting Begins
  • Monday, May 23 – Top 12 Announced
  • Monday, June 13 – Top 6 Announced
  • Friday, July 1 – Voting Closed


Contact Maggie Moore at [email protected] or call (202) 775-6883.

Terms and Conditions

The Sammies People’s Choice award gives special recognition to one of the current year’s finalists. This award does not have any retail value and does not include a cash, merchandise, travel or other form of monetary prize. People’s Choice voting will conclude at 8:59 p.m. ET July 2, 2021.

Voting is open to all interested parties. There are no exclusions regarding who may vote for any or all of the current year’s finalists. Use of any macro, script or automated program, or use of false or fictitious accounts to generate votes may invalidate such votes. The People’s Choice selection will be based solely on the total number of votes each finalist receives through “OpinionStage” on the Service to America Medals website.

Selection of the People’s Choice honoree is separate from the selection of the category award winners. It is possible for an individual or team to win both the People’s Choice award and the category award for which they are a finalist.

The Partnership for Public Service reserves the right to withdraw a finalist from consideration and recognition if for any reason the finalist is determined to not meet eligibility requirements or intent of the Service to America Medals. In addition, the Partnership reserves the right to disqualify any finalist found to be in violation of these rules, or who obtains or attempts to obtain votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements.

OpinionStage does not endorse or otherwise support the Service to America Medals nor the Partnership for Public Service. Participants and voters hereby release the Partnership for Public Service and OpinionStage from any and all claims, losses, lawsuits and liabilities arising out of the Sammies People’s Choice award. All decisions of the Partnership are final and binding on all participants and finalists.