Frank A. Mazza Memorial Award
This annual award, the Frank A. Mazza Award for outstanding service to VSEA, was established in 1979, recognizing past president Frank Mazza. Mazza passed away in the spring of 2017.
This award recognizes members who have served VSEA through their time and efforts, helping to achieve the goals of improved wages, benefits and working conditions for VSEA members.
Any VSEA member, chapter, staff, or other groups may make a nomination for this annual award by completing this form to the best of their ability.
2019: Aimee Towne
2018: Aimee Towne
2017: Margaret Crowley
2016: Art Aulis
2015: Patricia Bennett
2014: Dave Bellini
2013: John Howe
2012: Terry Lefebvre
2011: Janis Henderson
2010: Sheila Coniff
2009: Ed Stanak
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 an individual’s accomplishments.
Any VSEA member may nominate a member for this award. Letters of support are encouraged.
2019: John Davy
2018: Robin Rieske
2017: Nick Davis
2016: Victoria Thorpe
2015: Shelley Martin
2014: John Howe
2012: Terry Lefebvre
2010: Bob Stone
2009: Shelley Martin
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.
2019: Carmen Scoles, VSEA Organizer
2018: Ray Stout, VSEA Operations / Organizing Director
2017: Kris Lizzari, VSEA Communications Specialist
2016: Gary Hoadley, VSEA Labor Relations Director
2015: Amy Kinsell, VSEA Financial Coordinator
2014: Adam Norton, VSEA Policy Analyst
2013: Rebecca McBroom, VSEA Legal Counsel
2012: Mike Casey, VSEA General Counsel
2011: Doug Gibson, VSEA Communications Director
2010: Sylvie Rivard, VSEA Administrative Assistant
2009: Jes Kraus, VSEA Interim Director
VSEA Chapter of the Year Award
This award will recognize a 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.
2019: Barre Chapter
2018: Barre Chapter
2017: Brattleboro Chapter
2016: Bennington Chapter
2015: Retirees’ Chapter
2014: St. Johnsbury/ Northeast Kingdom Chapter
2013: Springfield Chapter
2012: Franklin/ Grand Isle Chapter
2011: Retirees’ Chapter
2010: Chittenden Chapter
2009: Central Vermont 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, increasing membership confidence or activism, improved working conditions or other relevant factors.
2019: Robin Rieske
2018: John Davy
2017: Peter Bartlett
2014: Deb Franks
2013: Tom Benoit
2012: Rodney St. Denis
2011: Marc McPhetres
2010: Monique Prive
2009: Glenn Boyde
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