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