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Nominations and Awards


It is the policy of the Washington State Environmental Health Association that every effort shall be made to identify and reward deserving environmental health practitioners through special recognition by their peers.


These awards shall be presented annually, (provided a qualified candidate is nominated and selected) during the WSEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC).


The Nominations and Awards Committee consists of eight or more members: the President Elect, Regional Vice Presidents, and two members at large, chosen by the Committee Chair.  Primary responsibility for the identification and selection of qualified candidates shall rest with the Nominations & Awards Committee. The Committee shall solicit nominations for each of the awards of the Association except the Jack B. Hatlen Presidents' Award.  The Nominations & Awards Committee shall consider the merits of each of the candidates so nominated, and make recommendations to the Board regarding the award of such honors.  Final selection of the candidates for the awards of the Association shall be made by the action of the Board of Directors, with the exception of the Jack B. Hatlen Presidents' Award.  The selection of the candidate for the Presidents' Award rests with the current WSEHA President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President.


All members of the Association are eligible to be nominated for any of the awards, with the exception of the officers and elected members of the Board of Directors. They are not eligible to receive any of the major awards of the Association while serving as a member of the Board of Directors, unless there is a unanimous decision by the Board.


WSEHA has been recognizing award recipients since 1962.  The List of Awards are (for more information on each award, please see the WSEHA Awards Manual):


  • John P. Nordin Outstanding Sanitarian Award

  • Environmental Health Professional of the Year Award

  • Rookie of the Year Award

  • Jack B. Hatlen Presidents' Award

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