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Awards Committee Business Meeting Minutes-VISION 2013

Awards Committee Representatives

Date Appointed: July 2014  

CHAIR: Pepper Poulsen
BOARD LIAISON: Gina Riggs and Ray Davis
STAFF LIAISON: Kate Dowdy
MEMBERS: One representative from each Region

1. MISSION 

1.1 To ensure the recognition of outstanding achievements by individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the career and technical education field, to programs that exemplify the highest standards and to organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand career and technical education. 

2. AUTHORITY

2.1  This is a committee appointed under procedures adopted pursuant with Article 8.1 of the Bylaws.

3. COMPOSITION, SELECTION & TERM

3.1 The Committee is composed of one representative from each ACTE Region and a chairperson.

3.2 The term of office is the Association’s operating year. Members serve for a two-year period and can serve up to two terms.

3.3 The committee elects its chair with approval of the Board of Directors. The chair serves for a one-year term.

3.4 The Region vice presidents appoint their committees' representative.

3.5 There are no special eligibility requirements to serve on this committee. It is recommended that members of this committee have experience working with Awards at the state level.

3.6 Members of the Awards Committee are not eligible, during their service to this Committee, to receive an award.

4. OBJECTIVES

The Committee's objective is to recognize excellence and innovation in the career and technical education field. Specifically, the Committee is responsible for reviewing nominations and determining the recipients for the ACTE Excellence Awards. Specific objectives for this year are: 

4.1 Review and determine winners for the ACTE Excellence Awards.

4.2 Work with the Region Award Committees to ensure a positive regional awards process.

4.3 Provide feedback on Awards Portal and promote the online application process to states.

4.4 Identify opportunities to improve the promotion of ACTE Excellence Award winners. 

Representatives

Position Name
Chair Pepper Poulsen
Region I Chet Wichowski
Region II Karen Curtis
Region III Deborah Diss
Region IV Ralph Mora
Region V Speranta Klees
Board Liaison Gina Riggs
Board Liaison Ray Davis
Staff Liaison Kate Dowdy

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