Nominees for the Betty Riehl Excellence in Service Award should exhibit similar qualities of devotion to duty and member service as were reflected in the career of Betty Riehl. Nominees should also have demonstrated exceptional leadership or participation in one or more of the AAF's national or district activities.
The nominee must be a paid employee of an one of the AAF's member clubs, federations, districts or the AAF's headquarters. The nominee’s distinguished service to her or his organization should be over a considerable period of time and reflect contributions above and beyond the call of duty. The nominee may be retired from the position at time of nomination.
All nominations are presented to the Excellence in Service Committee for selection by secret ballot. Choosing a recipient is at the discretion of the committee. The award is presented at ADMERICA, the AAF’s annual national conference.