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Florida Chapter Awards

There are some really wonderful programs and outstanding people in our profession and we would like to recognize and honor them at our Annual NAHMMA Florida Chapter Workshop. In addition to recognizing your program at the Chapter level, all nominees will be forwarded on to the NAHMMA National Award Committee for consideration.

Since you know who and where these people and programs are, your job is to nominate them for an award. In one page or less tell us your story about your marvelous nominee. Your narration must include how the program or individual impacted this profession, the environment or the community at large.

  • Tell us what was useful, successful, or noteworthy
  • Explain how success was demonstrated, or why things didn't go as planned and lessons learned
  • Describe innovative steps or originality and any risks that had to be overcome
  • Describe the level of commitment it took and barriers that had to be overcome
  • Provide an amusing story or anecdote
  • Pictures are always valuable and appreciated


Please use this opportunity to nominate yourself, your staff or programs, or the staff and programs of those you think need to be recognized for the wonderful work they are doing and have done for their community. Persons making nominations must be a NAHMMA member, but nominees do not have to be members.

NAHMMA Florida Chapter Awards Categories

Community Service - To recognize the program that goes beyond inspections and HHW collection to do community outreach.

Future Ambassador – To recognize a person that is new to the SQG or HHW Program (within the last few years) that shows great potential in the growth of their program.

HHW Program of the Year - To recognize the most outstanding or most improved HHW Program.

Longstanding Program Excellence - For programs that have been in service for 20 years or more and have consistently gone above and beyond to help their community and this profession.

Most Inspiring Member - To recognize a member that has been an inspiration for our organization.

Believe It or Not!? – To recognize the most unusual or dangerous item received at an HHW or CESQG collection service.

Innovative Partnerships - To recognize partnerships between companies, government agencies, non-profit groups and political entities that have worked together to accomplish a goal that is supportive of the NAHMMA mission.

P2 Award - To recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service in promoting pollution prevention.

SQG Program of the Year – To recognize the most outstanding or most improved SQG Program.

Training Program of the Year – To recognize a training program that encompasses hazardous materials/waste training and education in the SQG and HHW profession.

Doug Nelson Outstanding Service Award – To recognize individuals or organizations that have done a great deal for the NAHMMA Chapter.

Best Exhibitor Award - To recognize the best exhibitor as decided by the workshop attendees. Voting will take place at the workshop and announced at the awards luncheon. Nominations will not be accepted prior to the workshop. All exhibitor participants will be eligible to win this award.

President’s Award – Selected by the chapter president to recognize exceptional dedication and service to the NAHMMA Florida Chapter.