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Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition
Awards and recognitions either received or given out by Douglas County, Kansas.

Douglas County Website Wins 2005 Digital Government Achievement Award in Government-to-Citizen County Category

For the 2005 Digital Government Achievement Award in Government-to-Citizen County Category, the Douglas County, Kansas web design team received an award for the Online Values & Taxes (aka Online Appraisal Values) application. With this application, online users can search for properties located in Douglas County, Kansas.

Douglas County Website Receives Honorable Mention for 2009 Digital Government Achievement Award in Government-to-Citizen County Category

For the 2009 Digital Government Achievement Award in Government-to-Citizen County Category, the Douglas County, Kansas web design team received an honorable mention for the Voter Registration Search application. With this application, once an online user has entered their first name, last name, and date of birth, they can view their voter registration information. This information includes: Mailing Address, Party Affiliation, Township, Precinct, Part, U.S. Congressional District, U.S. Representative, U.S.

Douglas County Emergency Management Board / LEPC Receives 2009 Regional LEPC Award

The Emergency Management Board/Local Emergency Planning Committee of Douglas County, Kansas was the recipient of the 2009 Large Community Award for outstanding achievement in planning, prevention and risk reduction for 2009. The Douglas County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is made up of representatives from each Emergency Support Function and is dedicated to the preparedness for, response to, mitigation of, and recovery from all hazards which affect the citizens they serve.

Douglas County Emergency Management Board / Citizen Corps Council Receives 2009 National Citizen Corps Achievement Award

The Emergency Management Department of Douglas County, Kansas was the recipient of the 2009 National Citizen Corps Achievement Award Honorable Mention in the category of Collaborative Preparedness Planning. The award recognizes innovative practices and achievements that make our community safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. The Douglas County Citizen Corps Council is representatives from governmental and non-governmental agencies throughout Douglas County who are actively involved on the Council.

Two Staff Members from Douglas County Emergency Management Receive 2009 Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) Awards

On Thursday, September 17th, two Douglas County Emergency Management Staff members received state awards from the Kansas Emergency Management Association at their annual conference held in Topeka, Kansas. Sheila Meggison, Douglas County Emergency Management Planner received the state organization’s award for "New Emergency Management Professional of the Year." Douglas County's own Emergency Management Director, Teri Smith, was awarded Kansas's "Emergency Management Professional of the Year". Teri has been with Douglas County Emergency Management for 13 years.

Douglas County Emergency Management Board / LEPC Awards Three Recipients With Preparedness Partner Awards

Preparedness Partner Awards are given annually by the Douglas County Emergency Management Board in recognition of an agency, business, facility or individual that: Participates with and/or supports the responsibilities and/or activities of the Douglas County LEPC Demonstrates initiative and leadership with local response agencies on preparedness and planning activities Exhibits a pro‐active approach/attitude towards the health, safety and well‐being of the community and/or its employees.

Douglas County Citizen Corps / Emergency Management Board Receives Honorable Mention for 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Award

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recognized the Douglas County Citizen Corps Council with Honorable Mention for the 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Award in the category of Preparing the Public Award. The Council has been recognized for demonstrating innovative practices and achievements that make the community safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage an emergency situation. As an Honorable Mention, Douglas County, KS Citizen Corps will receive a certificate from FEMA and will be promoted on the National Citizen Corps website and in other Citizen Corps materials.

Members of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office Receive Awards

Dolores Moseley, Victim/Witness Coordinator for the Douglas County District Attorney's Office was honored on October 13, 2011 by The Willow Domestic Violence Center for her unwavering work for and with the victims of crime. Amy Bradshaw, with The Willow, presented Moseley with a certificate of appreciation during their Take Back the Night event in South Park. District Attorney Charles Branson was awarded the 2011 Leadership Lawrence's Distinguished Alumni Award on September 29, 2011.

KEMA Presents the 2012 Outstanding Service Award to the Douglas County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Douglas County LEPC is an active group of 42 members from private, public, and non-profit organizations who come together to ensure Douglas County is disaster aware and disaster prepared. In addition to meeting to discuss all-hazards preparedness they review local plans, participate in exercises and support the efforts of the Douglas County Emergency Management Department, truly exemplifying the values of KEMA.

KEMA Presents the 2013 Owen U Turrentine Emergency Management Professional of the Year Award to Jillian Rodrigue of Douglas County Emergency Management

Owen U Turrentine Emergency Management Professional of the Year is presented in recognition of an Emergency Management professional and leader who exemplifies the ideals of professional public service and has met professional certification requirements. This award was renamed to honor Owen U Turrentine, former operations coordinator with Kansas Division of Emergency Preparedness

IAEM-USA Awards 2013 Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award to Teri Smith, CEM, Director, Douglas County Emergency Management

Oct. 30, 2013 (Falls Church, Va.) – The USA Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) announced the winner of the IAEM-USA 2013 Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award at the IAEM 61st Annual Conference & EMEX 2013, held Oct. 25-30, 2013, in Reno, Nevada. The award was presented to Teri Smith, CEM, Director, Douglas County (Kan.) Emergency Management.

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