Every year, ALA presents Lifetime Achievement awards to organizations and individuals for outstanding achievements in advocating Latvian culture and communities.

Candidates for these awards may be endorsed by either Latvian associations or organizations, the ALA board and individuals. The ALA board reviews the candidates during the September board meeting. The awards are traditionally presented at local events for the Latvian Independence celebration of November 18th, without disclosing the recipients’ names in advance.

For more information about nominating candidates (in Latvian): ALA Lifetime Achievement Award Guidelines