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To recognize and honor persons and organizations who have made special or significant contributions to the field of emergency management and have represented the profession well by their outstanding performance.
The 2019 IAEM Awards Competition entry period ended on June 18, 2019. The IAEM Awards & Recognition Committee, as well as additional IAEM member judges who served on the judging panels, reviewed all of the entries. All entrants have been informed of the results, which are now listed below.
IAEM-USA Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award: Michael Stever, CEM, in recognition of his unselfish devotion and outstanding contributions to the overall emergency management program. IAEM-USA presents this award annually in honor of Clayton R. Christopher, whose principles of integrity and leadership served as a guiding force to the institution of emergency management and formed a strong foundation for its future.
IAEM-USA Career Excellence Award: Judy Harmon, CEM, for her career-long selfless contributions to the emergency management field and to IAEM, most recently including her leadership throughout an IAEM-USA Training & Education Committee project to bridge the gap between emergency management research and practitioners that has delivered tangible results over the last two years.
The next IAEM Awards Competition will begin in Spring 2020 with a call for entries. IAEM members will receive an emailed notice of the call for entries, and it will be published in the IAEM Bulletin and on this web page. The competition is also promoted through press releases and social media. Non-members should check back on this page in the spring for details about the 2020 competition, or subscribe to the IAEM Dispatch weekly e-newsletter for the most recent IAEM news.