Awards are presented at the Annual Colorado Emergency Management Conference.
Regional All-Hazards Comprehensive Emergency Manager of the Year Award
One award is available to an individual from each of the nine (9) all-hazards regions and is based on career achievement, overall contribution, local/regional coordination, specialized projects or proven leadership in the field of comprehensive emergency management.
Rookie of the Year
A single award is presented statewide to an individual, with no more than two (2) years in the field of emergency management (full-time career) whose work ethic, communications ability, collaborative nature or special projects achievements has shown his/her commitment to the field of comprehensive emergency management.
The Mike Gelski Award for Outstanding Volunteer Achievement
A single annual award is presented to an individual who is in a volunteer position, for at least two (2) years, supporting the tenets of comprehensive emergency management. Mike Gelski was a volunteer with the Salvation Army whom is held as an ideal example of an Outstanding Volunteer. This award honors his memory.
Public/Private Partnership Award
This award has been established to recognize the collaborative local efforts between a public authority and a private sector entity. This partnership should demonstrate a shared responsibility that has utilized the unique capabilities of each partner to deliver a valuable public benefit; whether it is a program, resource, project or service that positively impacts a community’s citizens. This partnership should be focused in one of the primary mission areas of emergency management; preparedness, response, recovery and/or mitigation.
To be considered, nominations should address one or more of the following criteria:
1. Improved delivery of services 5. Measurable results
2. Scale/Scope 6. Innovation
3. Sustainability 7. Current and/or future cost savings.
4. Economic or quality of life 8. How can it be replicated by others?
The 2017 Award Nominations are due by COB on Friday, January 26, 2018 to the Awards Committee Chair.
*NOTE: ASSOCIATION AWARDS ARE OPEN TO ANY INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROFESSION (STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS) REGARDLESS OF CEMA MEMBERSHIP STATUS*