The National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas on how research and statistical analysis can contribute to the development and administration of effective human services programs. The membership of NAWRS includes representatives from federal, state, and local government, from universities, and from for-profit and non-profit organizations. NAWRS represents the full spectrum of human services programs. NAWRS membership is open to all persons interested in public human services programs. The Organization’s governing structure is the Board of Directors. The board is comprised of two representatives from each of the ten federal regions. Board membership is limited to employees of state and local government agencies. Each year during the Annual Conference, Board members are elected at the regional caucus. The caucus is comprised of Conference attendees who are also employees of state and local government agencies. Board members serve a two-year term of office. Learn more about board membership.