Awards of Merit



Nominations for 2019-2020 awards is open now through March 13, 2020!

Awards of Merit in seven categories are presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies each June. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals and organizations serving the interests of CCHS.

The nomination deadline for the awards is Friday, March 13, 2020.  NEW!  For your convenience, the Nomination Form is now fillable.  Simply type into each space and save.  You may email or print out the form and submit the completed CCHS Award of Merit Nomination Form to John Shea at  Any changes in nomination deadline will be posted here.



2019 - 2020 Awards Committee

John Shea, Chair

Irene Almeida

Barbara Kimball


Please Note: The "media" category for the Awards of Merit which began three years ago includes Best Newsletter, Website, etc.

****** Reminder: Don’t wait until the last minute to start work on the entries. ******

Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020 - Give yourself at least six weeks to develop your nomination. 

Question(s): Ask Committee Chair John Shea at



Individual Award: Chris Brewer
Individual Award: Phil Brigandi
Individual Award: Dee Owens
Individual Award: Arthur Sommers
Commercial Award: Hangman's Tree Ice Cream Saloon
Media Award: Sierra Community Access Television
Media Award: Joshua Sides
Organizational Award: Sacramento Area Consortium
Author / Scholastic Award: John Thomson
Waddingham / Doctor Award: Steve Baker
Waddingham / Doctor Award: Stanley Wilson

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commented 2016-09-10 00:15:26 -0700 · Flag
Congrats to the deserving members! The great insights always! people literally enjoying the power of this amazing award! they must be feel good about their abilities.