We are currently seeking nominations for VSEA’s 2016 Annual Meeting Awards! Submit your nominations below!
Frank A. Mazza Award
This annual award, the Frank A. Mazza Award for outstanding service to VSEA, was established in 1979, recognizing past president Frank Mazza.
This award recognizes members who have served VSEA through their time and efforts, helping to achieve the goals of improved wages, benefits and working condtions for VSEA members.
Any VSEA member, chapter, staff or other group may make a nomination for this annual award by completing this form to the best of their ability.
2015 Winner: Patricia Bennet, DPS
Terence D. Macaig Award
This award will recognize a VSEA member for outstanding contributions or actions that directly or indirectly promote the positive image of VSEA and/or public employees.
Nominations will be evaluated based upon individual’s accomplishments.
The categories listed below are intended to provide general guidelines – nominees may be recognized for achievements in any one or a combination of each category.
Any VSEA member may nominate a member for this award. Letters of support are encouraged.
2015 Winner: Shelley Martin, ANR
Linda Coan Memorial Award
This award, established in 2005, is given in the memory of Linda Coan, a former VSEA member and staff member. This award recognizes a staff member’s dedication and service to VSEA organization and membership.
Nominations will recognize a staff member who has served VSEA through tenure, excellent service, dedication, promotion values and a positive image of the union.
Any VSEA member or staff may nominate a candidate for this award.
2015 Winner: Amy Haskins, VSEA Financial Coordinator
VSEA Chapter of the Year Award
This award will recognize VSEA Chapter for excellence in member participation, activism, and organizing to achieve the goals of the union.
Nominations will be evaluated based on factors such as membership participation at the Chapter level as measured by meeting attendance, chapter programs, legislative action, membership recruitment, member retention, and contribution of the Chapter membership at the statewide level as indicated by Council participation, Annual Meeting attendance and committee work.
Any VSEA member or field staff may nominate a VSEA.
2015 Winner: VSEA Retirees’ Chapter
VSEA Steward of the Year Award
This award will recognize VSEA Stewards who have demonstrated exceptional dedication or outstanding service in the role of VSEA Steward.
Nominations will be evaluated based on overall service to the VSEA membership. In addition to specific Steward activities, the Committee may consider other related VSEA service, such as union committee work, collective bargaining (ie. contract negotiations), chapter organizing, or representation of co-workers in worksite Labor-Management or Merit Review Committees.
Any VSEA member or field staff may nominate a VSEA Steward for this award by explaining in narrative form why you are nominating this Steward. Please include comments documenting successes at the worksite, inc reasing membership confidence or activism, improved working conditions or other relevant factors.
2015 Winner: None
Kris Lizzari (Committee Staff Liasion)