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2017 IAEM Awards Competition

The purpose of the IAEM Awards Competition is to recognize and honor persons who have made special or significant contributions to the field of emergency management and have represented the profession well by their outstanding performance.

The winners of the 2017 award competition are shown below. The IAEM-Global Awards & Recognition Work Group congratulates the winners of Global, Council, and Regional awards announced in the news releases below, and thanks all who entered the 2017 IAEM Awards Competition.

Winners of the 2017 Awards Competition

The 2017 IAEM Award winners were announced at the IAEM Annual Conference, which took place Nov. 10-15, 2017, in Long Beach, California. Press releases are posted below.

Winners of the 2017 Awards Competition

IAEM International Council Award:

IAEM-USA Council Awards:

  • IAEM-USA Partners in Preparedness Award Press Release (26 Oct 2017)
    • This award recognizes Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona California and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Division of Access & Functional Needs for their partnership to create a Hospital Resource Guidebook to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and access/functional needs.

  • IAEM-USA Council Awards Press Release (23 Oct 2017)
    • Public Awareness Award (Division 1 - Local): Dare County (North Carolina) Emergency Management, and Sara Small, Dare County Public Relations, for the creation of the Dare County Hurricane Awareness Guide.
    • Public Awareness Award (Division 2 - Regional/Nonprofit): California State University Northridge, and Jenny Novak, CSUN emergency manager, for the preparedness coalition built to plan CSUN’s Beat the Quake: An Earthquake Themed Puzzle/Escape Room.
    • Technology & Innovation Award (Division 2): Sedgwick County (Kansas) Emergency Management, and Rick Shellenbarger, emergency manager/planning officer, Sedgwick County.

  • IAEM-USA Uniformed Services Awards Press Release (20 Oct 2017)
    • IAEM-USA 2017 Military Uniformed Services Emergency Manager of the Year: Major Andrea Moore, USAF.
    • IAEM-USA 2017 Civilian Uniformed Services Emergency Manager of the Year: David L. Mergenthaler, USCG.
  • IAEM-USA Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year Award Press Release (27 Oct 2017)
    • Emily Martuscello, volunteer at the Nashua (New Hampshire) Office of Emergency Management.
  • IAEM-USA Student Region Awards Press Release (24 Oct 2017)
    • Student Chapter Advisor of the Year: Dr. Tanveer Islam.
    • Student Chapter of the Year: Millersville University.

Look at the winning entries from previous competitions: 2016 | 2015