Major Gerald Hollander award
The MONENA First President's Award of Excellence is the most prestigious award given by the Missouri Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association. This award is committed to the memory of Major Gerald Hollander, the first president of MONENA, who served as President from March 1988 to November 1990. Following his service as President, Major Hollander continued his support of MONENA with his wise counsel, active participation, and friendship until his passing in 1997.
The First President's Award of Excellence is awarded to those professionals whose personal contributions extend above and beyond the normal expectations of their duties as they relate to 9-1-1 services. The award recipient must be an individual who has consistently demonstrated his or her dedication to 911 services through their service, employment and advocacy of professional development of 9-1-1.
To qualify for this award, a person must be nominated by a MONENA member in good standing. The nomination must be delivered, in writing, to the secretary of the MONENA Chapter stating the name of the nominee and outlining the specific reasons that the nominating person feels the nominee possesses the personal qualities and contributions to 911 public safety communications that qualify him or her for the award.
Nominations may be forwarded to the president anytime following the close of the Annual Conference and up to February 1 of the following year. The MONENA President will appoint a committee consisting of at least three MONENA members who will meet prior to the Annual Conference to review and evaluate any nominees submitted for the award. The committee will select from among the nominees the person they feel best meets the standards of excellence established for the award.
For recognition of children 12 years and under. Must have called 9-1-1 and someone's life was saved. Must be nominated by a member of MONENA.
We would like for the PSAP Manager to send the Telecommunicator who answered the call to attend the conference to present the award but not required.