Founders Award

The first Founders Awards were presented on August 28, 2008 at the 2009 Conference in Sacramento. With approval of the E-Board, Jim Howell and a supporting committee initiated this program that has become an annual event designed to recognize MSA members who have performed outstanding service to the MSA, their communities and/or a heroic act. There is also a category for chapter excellence.

Any member in good standing may nominate anyone or any Chapter for the Founders Award. Nomination forms and criteria for the nominations are available on this webpage. Nominations are limited to one nomination per chapter. Deadline for nominations is May 1st. The first Founders Awards were presented on August 28, 2008 at the 2009 Conference in Sacramento. With approval of the E-Board, Jim Howell and a supporting committee initiated this program that has become an annual event designed to recognize MSA members who have performed outstanding service to the MSA, their communities and/or a heroic act. There is also a category for chapter excellence. Any member in good standing may nominate anyone or any Chapter for the Founders Award. Nomination forms and criteria for the nominations are available on this webpage. Nominations are limited to one nomination per chapter. Deadline for nominations is May 1st.

Founders Award Recipient List

 2018

James Devoy, LA/OA Chapter, City of Norwalk (Retired)

 2017

Troy Wittenbrock, LA/OA Chapter, City of Duarte

Dewanye Johnson, SFBA Chapter, San Mateo County 

 Kirby Brock, NCV Chapter, City of Palo Alto (Retired(

2015

Gene Viramontes, LA/OA Chapter, City of Fullerton (Retired)

Shawn Nesgis, SFBA Chapter, Union Sanitary District 

2014

Michelle Olinger Jolly, LA/OA Chapter, Retired

Ed Stevens, City of Mesa, AZ

Jerry Dankbar, North Central Valley Chapter, City of Roseville

Terry McCarthy, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Du-All Safety

Michelle Olinger-Jolly, LA/OA Chapter, Roadworks, Inc. (Retired)

2013

Ken Boyce, LA/OA Chapter, City of Carson

Doug Blackstock, San Diego Chapter, City of Del Mar

Michael LaRocca, SFBA Chapter, Town of Los Gatos

Jim Montenegro, Redwood Empire Chapter, City of Santa Rosa

Adin Selby, North Central Valley Chapter, City of Galt

Curtis Yardley, Arizona Chapter, Town of Gilbert AZ

2012

Bill Ornelas, LA/OA Chapter, City of Rosemead (City of Duarte – retired)

Tom Borman, SFBA Chapter, Contra Costa County & City of Fairfield (retired)

Mario Flores, Arizona Chapter, Town of Gilbert AZ (retired)

Lee Miller, San Diego Chapter, Cannon Pacific Services

Lyle Waite, North Central Valley Chapter, City of Rocklin

2011

Walter Beltramo, SFBA Chapter, City of San Jose & Reed & Graham (retired)

Dave Bender, North Central Valley Chapter, City of Lodi

Randy Carnahan, Central Coast Chapter, County of Santa Barbara

Steven Cruz, Greater Ventura Area Chapter, City of Camarillo

Pat Ryan, San Diego Chapter, City of Poway

Jan Wange, Executive Board Nominee, Chapter Excellence, City of Chandler AZ (retired) – Executive Board Assistant

2010

Bill Lewis, LA/OA Chapter, PMI and City of Anaheim (retired)

Bob Morgenstern, Central and Greater Ventura Area Chapters, City of Goleta

Mark Powell, Redwood Empire Chapter, City of Santa Rosa

Chris Smith, Inland Empire/Desert Chapter, County of San Bernardino (retired)

2009

Geoff Cobbett, LA/OA Chapter, City of Placentia (retired)

Norman Hawkins, Jr., San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Hawkins Traffic Supply

Dave Thomas, San Diego Chapter, Haaker Equipment

Lory Warren, Arizona Chapter, City of Oro Valley

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for Chapter Excellence

2008

Mark Hosford, San Diego Chapter, City of Encinitas

Jerry Scott, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, City of Santa Clara (retired)

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