CEHA Awards Nomination Criteria and Submission Info


MILTON M. MILLER AWARD

CEHA's highest honor, presented to an outstanding Environmental Health Professional in a management position.

Award History:
Milton M. Miller was a Public Health Service Officer in the 30's and 40's who specialized in dairy plant inspections and developed the model dairy code for Colorado.

Later he worked for Denver University where he established a school for sanitary science training. While there, he was involved with the Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA). At that time CEHA was called the Rocky Mountain Section of the National Association of Sanitarians. Mr. Miller was CEHA's fourth president in 1950. In 1954, he organized the first ever Annual Educational Conference.

In the 50's, Mr. Miller was Editor of the Journal of Environmental health, at that time called the Sanitarian which was published by the National Association of Sanitarians now called NEHA. Mr. Miller also served on the NEHA Board of Directors. In 1957, NEHA recognized his long and distinguished career with the award of their highest honor, the Walter S. Mangold Award.

A Nominee must:

  • Be a CEHA member in good standing
  • Have performed professional duties above and beyond the usual employment requirements so as to elevate the professionals status of the environmental health professional.
  • Exemplify the characteristics and principles for which Milton Miller stood - excellence, leadership, organization and dedication to the environmental health profession and CEHA


ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - CEHA MEMBERS

Recognition of an achievement that makes a significant contribution to the field of environmental health and/or to CEHA.

Awarded to an outstanding Environmental Health Professional in a non-management position.

A Nominee must have:

  • Be a CEHA member in good standing
  • Have performed duties in the field of environmental health above and beyond the usual requirements so as to elevate the professional status of the profession and/or CEHA
  • Exemplify the characteristics of excellence, leadership, organization and dedication to the environment

ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Recognition of an achievement that makes a significant contribution to the field of environmental health and/or to CEHA.

Awarded to an outstanding Environmental Health Professional in a non-management position.

A Nominee must have:

  • Be a CEHA member in good standing
  • Have performed duties in the field of environmental health above and beyond the usual requirements so as to elevate the professional status of the profession and/or CEHA
  • Exemplify the characteristics of excellence, leadership, organization and dedication to the environment


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION AWARD

Presented to a CEHA Member or organization for creating:

  • a new idea
  • a practice
  • or product

that has had a positive impact on improving the environment or public health and quality of life.

The purpose of this award is to:

  • recognize these individuals and
  • encourage others to search for creative solutions


The Donkey Tail AWARD

2019 makes for the 2nd annual Donkey Tail Award! The awards listed above are for the great environmental health achievements over the past year, or throughout a great career.   However, not all great achievements are created the same, and some moments should be immortalized in fame! Those large blunder, goof-up, mess-up, blooper, gross, or otherwise regrettable circumstances that happen in the everyday life of an Environmental Health Professional need to be recognized!   Now for those who were not at the AEC last year in Ft. Collins, and didn't get the opportunity to hear the amazing story of our illustrious septic man. Who dropped his cellphone into a well-used septic tank.  After "cleaning the tank" and fishing out the "Brown trout, or I mean Cell Phone" out of the tank, and to use it to this day, won the 2018 inaugural award.   Now not all stories have to be fishing for "Brown Trout Cellphones" in septic tanks, but there are many other bloopers that have happened in Colorado in the past year, and those who have done it, need to be recognized for their achievement.   So if you are one of those lucky high or low achievers, or know a coworker who did a great gaffe, that they would rather not have known to the public.  Please nominate that individual, for the 2019 CEHA Donkey Tail Award!  To be awarded the awardee must be a current CEHA member, and the best story, blooper, event, or blunder that is nominated shall be voted on and issued the illustrious award.


nomination and submission

We have streamlined the nomination process for these awards. You can now submit a current resume or CV in your nomination packet. Additional information and comments may be submitted using the template below pasted on your agency letterhead. This form can be circulated to others to compile a comprehensive history of the candidate. Please note that the CEHA Board of Directors is limited to the review of the materials in the nomination packet as its sole source of information as measured against the listed criteria. Please refer to the specific award criteria above to assure you have met the award requirements.

DOWNLOAD the SUBMISSION TEMPLATE

Submit all materials along with at least two support letters to:  coenvirohealthassoc@gmail.com

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software