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 awards is March 16, 2018. Please submit the completed CCHS Award of Merit Nomination Form to John Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any changes in nomination deadline will be posted here.
2016 - 2017 Awards Committee
John Shea, Chair
CCHS CALL FOR AWARDS OF MERIT
Get started now on 2017-2018 entries!
Please Note: The "media" category for the Awards of Merit which began two years ago includes Best Newsletter, Website, etc.
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Deadline: Wednesday, March 16, 2018 - Give yourself at least six weeks to develop your nomination.
Check Rules and Categories: http://www.californiahistorian.com/awards-of-merit
Question(s): Ask Committee Chair John Shea at email@example.com
2015-2016 AWARDS OF MERIT RECIPIENTS (Click here for awardees complete bios):
Individual Award – Anna Sklar, nominated by Diane Kanner: Los Angeles City Historical Society invaluable resource - website and public relations administration
Individual Award – Paul R. Spitzzeri, nominated by Victoria Torres: Boyle Heights Historical Society invaluable resource - blog, exhibits, and collection administration
Scholar/Authorship – Naomi Hirahara: Co-author of Terminal Island, Lost Communities of the Los Angeles Harbor
Scholar/Authorship – Geraldine Knatz: Co-author of Terminal Island, Lost Communities of the Los Angeles Harbor
Waddingham/Doctor – Betty R. Samson, nominated by the Placer County Historical Society invaluable resource - key contact person, Oral History Committee, and fund raising
Waddingham/Doctor – Scott Sedgley, nominated by the Napa County Historical Society invaluable resource - historical docent, boards member, and preservationist
Outstanding Regional Vice President for 2016 - Ralph Thomas, Region 29
President's Special Award - Ralph Thomas, Region 29
Ralph contributed in an exemplary way towards the future of CCHS by Chairing the Strategic Planning Committee providing the needed leadership and technical expertise for this critical organizational effort. Also, much thanks go to the rest of the Strategic Planning Committee for their individual efforts: Cim Castellon (RVP Program), Andrea Blachman (Audience Development), Todd Shulman (Knowledge Base), Allison Bruesehoff (Leadership Development), and John Lenau (Fund Development).