A Champion of Museums: WMA’s Executive Director, Jason B. Jones is Honored with a 2023 Advocacy Leadership Award

Museums Advocacy Day 2023 Awardees - Photo Credit: American Alliance of Museums 

As part of Museums Advocacy Day 2023, this past Monday, February 27, 2023, the Western Museums Association’s (WMA) Executive Director, Jason B. Jones, was presented with a 2023 Advocacy Leadership Award in recognition of his advocacy and leadership of the Western Museums Association.


Museums Advocacy Day 2023 Awardees with AAM President Laura Lott

(L-R) WMA's Executive Director Jason B. Jones, American Alliance of Museums' President Laura Lott, Executive Director of the Assoc. of Science Museum Directors Bonnie Styles, and Assoc. of Midwest Museums' Executive Director Charity M. Counts


For more than 10 years, Jason has passionately represented WMA, western museums, and the greater museum field on Capitol Hill (and virtually) at Museums Advocacy Day. In his unwavering devotion to cultivate meaningful relationships with legislators and in his tireless work to ensure museums fulfill their civic responsibility to amplify the voices of their communities, Jason has reinforced the vital importance of engaged citizenship and has become a true model for the museum field at-large.

Through trusted and valuable online resources, WMA continuously invites its member institutions and others to join them in their effort to move beyond statements, engage in acts of civic responsibility, and become catalysts for social change.

To learn more about the Western Museums Association or to become a WMA Member, please visit Westmuse.org.