AWARD NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

All nominations are due MARCH 8, 2019

Reason for Award Nomination:  The Awards Committee requires an explanation of specific activities and accomplishments of your nominee, rather than general background information.  Supportive materials such as letters, newspaper articles, accounts, resolutions or other important documentation should also be included.  The Committee will not consider self-nominations.

Summary of Nomination:  In addition to the documentation in item 1, provide a 50 word or less summary of the nomination for potential use in award presentation.

Visual Representation:  Include several visual images representative of the nomination for potential use in award presentation/slideshow.

To submit via email: 9MB or less, please send all requirements to ghcrene@verizon.net or ghclynn@verizon.net.

To submit hard-copy via regular mail: Provide original and 5 copies (a total of 6 complete copies) of all materials (originals only of visual representations, requirement 3, are adequate). Mail To: Governor’s Hurricane Conference, PO Box 279, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-0279.

AWARD CATEGORIES

GOVERNOR’S AWARD – The most prestigious award of the conference given to an individual who has made an outstanding, major contribution to the cause of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation or research in the State of Florida. The impact of the individual’s achievement must be statewide in scope.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD– To an individual or organization, that has made cumulative outstanding contributions to some aspect of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation or research in the State of Florida.The scope of the contribution can be local, regional or statewide.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD– To an individual that has made outstanding or substantial contributions and accomplishments in the field of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation at local, state or national level over an entire career.

BOB LAY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AWARD – To an individual whose primary responsibilities are in emergency management, or a city, county, regional, state or federal emergency management agency for outstanding progress and accomplishment in the field of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation or research in the State of Florida.

VOLUNTEER AGENCY SERVICE AWARD – To an individual staff member or volunteer of a non-government organization (NGO) or a unit of an NGO that has made an outstanding contribution to the fulfillment of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation activities in the State of Florida.

PUBLIC/PRIVATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – To an individual or small or large organization from the not-for-profit or private sector that has made a substantial contribution to hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation or research in the State of Florida.

DICK FLETCHER MEDIA AWARD – To an individual or organization in the news media for outstanding efforts to educate and inform the public about hurricanes and hurricanepreparedness, response, recovery or mitigation in the State of Florida.

CHAD REED FIRST RESPONDER AWARD – To an individual or organization serving as first responder(s) (for example: fire, EMS, law enforcement, emergency management) that has made an outstanding contribution in the field of hurricane emergency response in the State of Florida.

PUBLIC EDUCATION/PUBLIC INFORMATION AWARD – To an individual or organization that has developed an innovative and effective public educational tool or program which has improved hurricane preparedness, response,recovery or mitigation in the State of Florida.

AL BRAGG GOVERNMENT AND LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – To an appointed or elected official for outstanding leadership in supporting emergency management through sponsoring the enactment of regulations, ordinances or other legal means to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation at the local level in the State of Florida.

TROPICAL METEOROLOGY AWARD – To an individual or organization, that has made outstanding or substantial contributions to the advancement of knowledge, application or understanding of the hurricane forecasting and warning process in the State of Florida.

INNOVATION AWARD – To an individual or a local, regional, state or not-for-profit organization for the conception and development of new, unique and innovative programs or systems in the field of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation in the State of Florida.

RISING STAR AWARD – To an individual whose primary responsibilities are in emergency management for outstanding or substantial contributions and accomplishments in the field of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, or mitigation in the State of Florida. The scope of the contribution can be local, regional, or statewide. The individual must have less than 5 years of formal experience within the field.

All nominations and supplementary material must be received by:
March 8, 2019

MEMORIAL HONOR

The “Memorial Honor” component of the GHC awards program will recognize those who have passed away during the year prior to the annual conference and who have made a substantial contribution to hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation or research in the State of Florida.  Recognition of these individuals will be included in the Awards Luncheon ceremony. Please provide the name of the honoree, his or her agency, title, length of service and photograph to ghclynn@verizon.net