January 20, 2019

Ombuds Day 2019

On October 10th the ABA celebrated Ombuds Day at events in sunny DC, blustery Chicago, and snowy Boulder.

In addition to the three ABA events, there were numerous events world-wide and social media was a flurry of posts, videos, graphics and more. View the 2019 Ombuds Day Proclamations in the 2019 Ombuds Day Toolkit.

  • 10 states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington
  • 4 cities: Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Des Moines
  • 1 county: King County, WA
  • 1 public school district: Frederick County Public Schools
  • 1 college: Grinnell College
  • 1 federal agency: Department of Energy

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ombuds Day Events


Contact your 2019 Ombuds Day Task Force Liaison.  Liaisons also want to hear about your events and proclamations! 

  • Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Liaison: Ken Skodacek at ken.skodacek@fda.hhs.gov
  • Corporate Organization Ombudsman Roundtable Liaison: Elizabeth Lopez at Elizabeth.lopez@pfizer.com
  • International Ombudsman Association Liaison: Katie Swanson at katiecswanson@gmail.com
  • United States Ombudsman Association Liaison: Amy Calderwood at Amy.Calderwood@kingcounty.gov
  • All others: Liz Hill at Elizabeth.hill@colorado.edu