Presented at the OEMA banquet, held during the annual conference, the below awards are nominated by peers and regarded as a significant achievement in the field of emergency management.
Innovation, Collaboration and Service Award
Recognition of those who have made an outstanding contribution in the creation or promotion of a new service or program, collaborated for team improvement or provided exemplary service to the field of emergency management. For example, this may include, but may not necessarily be limited to:
The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of training or initiative which makes the nominee a candidate for the award.
Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year
A volunteer that has been active in emergency management over the past year and has done a significant job on projects or events that made a difference to local, county or state programs.
The Scott Porter Award
An individual who shows exemplary commitment to the Oregon Emergency Management Association (OEMA) in time and energy.
Scott was a member in good standing with OEMA for over 24 years. During his tenure with OEMA he served as OEMA President and the Bylaws Committee Chair. Scott attended almost every membership meeting and always kept us on the straight and narrow when we unintentionally strayed from our purpose.
The person who receives this award does so in his honor and supports the mission and goals of the Association and fosters the public / private partnerships of colleagues through collaborative efforts.
Emergency Manager Professional of the Year
Open to public or private sector emergency managers, at any level, that have been active in the State of Oregon in the past year and have done a significant job on projects, events or incidents that positively impacted the field of emergency management.
Nominated by the OEMA membership and selected by the OEM Director and the OEMA President