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State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg Receives Harlan Boyles/Edward T. Alter Distinguished Service Award from National Association of State Treasurers
The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) announced that Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg was honored with the Harlan Boyles/Edward T. Alter Distinguished Service Award.
The Boyles/Alter Distinguished Service Award is presented to a dedicated and committed public servant whose outstanding career in government has provided a respected voice for NAST at all levels of state government.
Treasurer Goldberg served as President of NAST in 2020. During her term as President, she recognized the need for constant communication during the early months of the pandemic. Her leadership brought experts to the table to advise and help treasurers navigate the many challenges they were facing.
Throughout her year-long term she successfully led the association's efforts to support sound fiscal policies and programs throughout the country. She advocated for increased federal aid for states and localities hurt by the pandemic, legislation to rebuild our country's infrastructure, increase access to financial literacy programs, enhance returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners, and helped advance affordable retirement and ABLE savings accounts.
This year the Treasurer has continued to assist the new president and NAST as a whole.
"Treasurer Goldberg could not be more deserving of the Boyles/Alter Distinguished Service Award," said NAST Executive Director Shaun Snyder. "As President, Treasurer Goldberg led NAST through the onset of COVID as well as our collective efforts to respond to the pandemic at the state and federal level. We are incredibly grateful to her for her efforts during this trying time."
Treasurer Goldberg's extensive business and fiscal management experience provided her with a strong foundation to effectively carry out NAST's top priorities.
After being elected State Treasurer in 2014, Treasurer Goldberg was reelected in 2018. She is known for her deep commitment to the advancement of policies that break down barriers and create economic opportunities for everyone.