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2017 American Red Cross Award
Division Disaster State Relations Director
Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
American Red Cross
Southeast and Caribbean Division
For more than 30 years of service, exemplifying the American Red Cross commitment to the people they serve, the volunteers who assist in helping achieve its mission and fostering effective working relations with its partners in hurricane preparedness and response.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Jackson County Emergency Management
For 16 years of outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the field of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation, serving the citizens of Jackson County and beyond.
2017 Dick Fletcher Media Award
WFTS-TV/ABC Action News, Tampa, FL
For demonstrating exceptional skills as a broadcast meteorologist and communicating information making it understandable to the layperson, with an on air persona that exudes confidence and creates an atmosphere of trust with all of his audience.
2017 Innovation Award
Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Development Engineer/
Florida 511 Project Manager
For leadership and engineering prowess, to innovate Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System and provide real-time, lifesaving information for citizens during hurricanes and other emergency situations.
2017 Public Education/Public Information Award
Florida Department of Transportation
511 Traveler Information System
For providing an essential tool to educate and inform the public with real-time, lifesaving information during the 2016 Hurricane Season and other emergency situations.
Accepted by Russell Allen
2017 Governor’s Award
St. Johns County Emergency Management
For proven success in providing the vision and guidance to ensure the citizens of St. Johns County are prepared for hurricane threats and for her service to the citizens of Florida with her years of leadership in the emergency management community.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
For pioneering, determination and commitment in the fields of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to make the Cayman Islands more hurricane resilient.
2017 Special Achievement Award
Emergency Services Manager
Prince William County, Virginia
For exceeding expectations in service and exceptional commitment to the goals of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference®.
2017 Bob Lay Emergency Management Award
Regional Coordination Team
Florida Division of Emergency Management
For a history of service above and beyond the call of duty and excellence shown in assisting Florida’s emergency management community with hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
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Manager, Jim Roberts
Region 6 Coordinator Patrick Fuller
Region 7 Coordinator Willie Bouie
Region 4 Coordinator Paul Siddall
Region 5 Coordinator Carly Swartz
Region 1 Coordinator Wanda Stafford
Region 2 Coordinator Brian Bradshaw
Former Region 3 Coordinator Bruce Scott
31st Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference®
Palm Beach County Convention Center
Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
President, Governor’s Hurricane Conference®
Trustee of the Board of Directors, American Red Cross, South Florida Region
Rev. Gerald D. Kisner, Pastor
Tabernacle Baptist Church, West Palm Beach
Governor’s Hurricane Conference®
Directors and Officers