2021 Award Recipients

2021 Rising Star Award

Presented To

Ian Guidicelli

 For outstanding dedication, contributions, and accomplishments in your burgeoning career of Emergency Management while working for Florida Division of Emergency Management.

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2021 Innovation Award

Presented To

Florida Department of Transportation
District Three Traffic Operations

For the innovative use of real-time traffic data analytics to plan, implement, assess, and refine traffic management strategies along detour routes required due to the closure of the US 98 / Pensacola Bay Bridge caused by Hurricane Sally on September 16, 2020.

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2021 Tropical Meteorology Award

Presented To

Mike Boylan
Mike’s Weather Page

For your dedication and contributions to the citizens of Florida in proving tropical weather information in laymen terms, helping to explain what the forecast trends mean and how to follow all of the extensive maps, charts, graphs located on your web site – Mike’s Weather Page, a.k.a. SpaghettiModels.com.

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2021 Public Education/Public Information Award

Presented To

Lee County Emergency Management

For the innovative use of videos in a series of online content in order to accomplish effective community outreach that included Planning Tips, Preparing Your Pets, Generator Safety and more in a format that was easily viewed by residents from their homes.

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2021 Public/Private Achievement Award

Presented To

Florida Housing Coalition

For your leadership and contribution in developing and delivering, training and implementation tools for local governments and their partners in the preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of residential housing. Particularly housing that is affordable to low and moderate income residents including vulnerable populations.

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2021 Volunteer Agency Service Award

Presented To

Walton County
Community Emergency Response Team

For your outstanding contribution and dedication in supporting Walton County during times of disaster and assisting in the fulfillment of hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery operations.

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2021 Bob Lay Emergency Management

Presented To

Kevin Guthrie
Florida Division of County Emergency Management

For your outstanding leadership, professionalism and dedication to the Division and State during a time of unprecedent challenges with COVID–19 while also managing the most active hurricane season on record.

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2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented To

Alfred Claud
Federal Emergency Management Agency

For your outstanding leadership and significant contributions throughout your career in Emergency Management promoting citizen volunteerism and the use of volunteers in the profession that will benefit the citizens of Florida well into the future.

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2021 Distinguished Service Award

Presented To

Etta LoPresti
Indian River County Emergency Management

For your cumulative outstanding contributions and dedication to the field of Emergency Management and to the citizens of Indian River County by providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and loyal service to the public.

2020 Award Recipients

2020 Rising Star Award

Presented To

Tyler Nolen

For outstanding dedication, contributions, and accomplishments in your burgeoning career of Emergency Management while working for Northeast Florida Regional Council.

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2020 Innovation Award

Presented To

Florida Department of Transportation, District Three

For the innovative strategy of the Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Program’s Regional Video Distribution System that provided state and local emergency partners with access to its 250 plus real-time streaming video cameras in order to help them save time by staying better informed during emergencies.

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2020 Tropical Meteorology Award

Presented To

Kelly Godsey
National Weather Service

For your dedication and contributions to the State of Florida during hurricane threats by promoting preparedness for internal and external partners, deploying to the State Emergency Operations Center and providing assistance to state agencies to prepare and respond while using all available resources and emerging technology to save lives from storm surge.

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 2020 Al Bragg Government & Legislative Achievement Award

Presented To

Jared Moskowitz
Florida Division of Emergency Management

For your dedication to the emergency management profession and innovative thinking that have helped enshrine the Division as a model steward of public trust focused on supporting Floridians during their greatest times of need.

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2020 Public Education / Public Information Award

Presented To

Florida Public Utilities

For your proven and continuous commitment to hurricane preparedness and public safety through your comprehensive Safety Communication Program.  Consistently going above and beyond by seeking out and implementing new, innovative and effective ways to educate and inform the communities in which you serve.

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2020 Chad Reed First Responder Award

Presented To

Florida National Guard

For always going above and beyond in your commitment to protecting and serving Floridians during their greatest times of need and being a valuable partner to the Florida State Emergency Response Team efforts.

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2020 Dick Fletcher Media Award

Presented To

Spectrum News 13 Weather, Orlando

In recognition of your outstanding support to the Emergency Management community and tireless efforts in educating local schools, businesses, first responders, and the public not only in hurricane preparedness and response, but also tornado and flooding awareness.

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2020 Public / Private Achievement Award

Presented To

Harris Rosen
Rosen Hotels & Resorts

For your untiring commitment to partnering with emergency management and sheltering evacuees from tropical storms and hurricanes because its “the right thing to do” and your numerous other charitable initiatives helping those less fortunate.

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 2020 Volunteer Agency Service Award

Presented To

Candy Nowling

For your outstanding dedication, contributions, and accomplishments in strengthening the Human Services elements of Walton County Emergency Management and helping to make a more disaster resilient community.

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2020 Bob Lay Emergency Management

Presented To

John Scott
Brevard County Emergency Management

For your outstanding leadership, professionalism and dedication in the field and profession of Emergency Management and always offering to provide your assistance across the state.

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2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented To

Miles Anderson
Florida Division of Emergency Management

For your outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the State’s success in mitigation, emergency management, and resiliency benefiting the Florida citizens that will have long lasting value for generations of future Floridians.

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2020 Distinguished Service Award

Presented To

Danny Kilcollins
Florida Division of Emergency Management

For cumulative outstanding contributions and dedication to the field of Emergency Management and to the citizens of Florida by ensuring each county has a resilient sheltering program.

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2020 Governor’s Award

Presented To

Lynn Daines
Governor’s Hurricane Conference

For a lifetime of dedication and contributions to the mission of emergency management in the State of Florida. From ground-breaking work to improve shelter planning and operations during her career to helping create the most successful hurricane conference anywhere in the country, the Governor’s Hurricane Conference for which she served for over 33 years.

Gone but Never to be Forgotten