3-A SSI Opens Nominations for 2014 Volunteer Service Awards

Publication date: 29.01.2014

Author: 3-A SSI

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the opening of nominations for its 2014 Volunteer Service Awards program to recognize the extraordinary dedication and commitment of individuals who contribute to the development of voluntary standards and the mission of 3-A SSI.  The three annual awards constitute a highly visible and significant form of recognition for the outstanding service of individuals to the advancement of 3-A SSI. 

The 3-A SSI awards include the following:

  • The Leadership Service Award is presented to an individual or group who demonstrates a record of significant contribution to 3-A SSI voluntary standards development and who has demonstrated outstanding service in enabling  3-A SSI to attain its objectives. Accomplishments may include leading a major new activity, reducing the cycle time of development, revitalizing a ‘dormant’ activity or other outstanding service.
  • The 3-A SSI ‘Richard K. Smith’ Advancement Award honors outstanding accomplishments performed by any individual or group on behalf of 3-A SSI, such as advancing the use or industry recognition of 3-A Sanitary Standards or 3-A Accepted Practices.
  • The Next Generation Award honors an individual who has been engaged in 3-A SSI standards development activities for less than five years and has demonstrated leadership, dedication and significant contributions to the development of 3-A Sanitary Standards or 3-A Accepted Practices. 

According to 3-A SSI Executive Director Tim Rugh, “3-A SSI relies on a network of engaged and committed volunteers to forge consensus on the voluntary standards and practices and we should all recognize the immense contribution they make to this organization and to the goal of advancing public health.”

Names of previous award winners are maintained on the 3-A SSI web site under ‘About  3-A, Honors and Awards’ at http://www.3-a.org/About/About_3-ASSI.php?DocID=1702.

More details on the new program and a Nomination Form are available via the link at the top of this release.  The deadline for 2014 nominations is April 4, 2014.  Awards will be presented at the 3-A SSI Annual Meeting on May 14, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.