24th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference
 

EMERGENCY MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 Nomination Deadline: March 10, 2023

This award  recognizes and honors an individual or program, public or private, that embodies the values and leadership displayed by Emergency Coordinator  Kevin H. Tuno during his thirty-three years of service to the Emergency Management Community in New Jersey. The recipient will be an individual or program whom, through their long-term commitment to emergency preparedness efforts, have clearly influenced the Emergency Management profession and community in New Jersey, in a positive and insightful manner.

Year Recipient Year Recipient Year Recipient
2016 Kevin H. Tuno
(Accepted by Debra Tuno)
2017       Phyllis Worrell     2018       Frank Caruso
2019 Kelly Higgs 2020  Arthur Abline 2021       Ed Conover
2022 Col. Edward A. Reynolds (Ret)        

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

Any individual or emergency management program active in emergency management activities in New Jersey are eligible for this award. It is intended to recognize the successful leadership of public or private sector preparedness and emergency management individuals or programs that have demonstrated leadership, ingenuity and selflessness. Individuals may be involved in public or private emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery efforts anywhere in the State. This award is not limited to emergency management personnel and is open to all who work in the emergency management, preparedness and/or emergency response fields, including but not limited to: planners, contractors, PIOs, first responders, coordinators... etc.

All applications must be received through electronic submission no later than March 10, 2023. Any application received after this date will not be considered. Successful applicants may only receive this award once in their career.


SELECTION PROCESS

Award selections will be based solely on the information presented in the award nomination, selection criteria below. Nominations need to be clear, descriptive and provide specific examples that demonstrate that the person/project/program meets the selection criteria. No self-nomination will be accepted.

Any individuals active in emergency management activities in New Jersey are eligible. The award is open to all who work in the field including planners, contractors, PIOs, first responders, etc.

  • This award is not restricted to government emergency managers. It is intended to recognize the successful leadership of public or private preparedness and emergency management individuals or programs that have demonstrated leadership, ingenuity and selflessness.
  • Individual may be involved in public or private emergency management, preparedness, response or recovery efforts anywhere in the State.

This award recognizes and honors the individual or program that has demonstrated leadership, partnership, selflessness, and ingenuity in New Jersey emergency preparedness programs by investing time and talent to make positive change in our profession by:
 

  • Providing leadership that inspires other members to excel or make the impossible happen;
  • Developing and implementing new, highly effective and creative programs;
  • Engaging in collaborative efforts to further emergency management programs and activities;
  • Exhibiting dedication to the betterment of the emergency management field in the State of New Jersey as evident by substantially influencing emergency management efforts state-wide;
  • Helping individuals grow and achieve goals and objectives as a mentor or leader of volunteers involved in emergency preparedness, response or recovery;
  • Working for positive long-term changes within our profession;
  • Applying innovative ideas and/or creative techniques that enhance local and regional emergency management programs;
  • Managing extraordinary response and recovery efforts to major disasters;
  • Demonstrating a significant impact on the emergency management field that sets him or herself apart through remarkable contributions in the professional arena and strong leadership within his/her community.

Nomination period will open in January!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association 

E-Mail us at info@njepa.org for Questions on the application process.

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