Each year at the annual meeting, VMCA recognizes individuals or a group of individuals who have contributed to making the VMCA the best it can be. The Awards Committee and VMCA Executive Board are currently accepting nominations of members and peers who deserve recognition. Please send your nominations and supporting documentation via email to Awards Committee Chair Jennifer Barritt (JBarritt@vbgov.com) by January 1st.

 

Award Descriptions-

R.E. Dorer Award: The highest honor award that may be given to a very elite individual that has contributed much to VMCA.

The R.E. Dorer Award is the highest achievement award of the Virginia Mosquito Control Association. Mr. Dorer graduated from Rutgers University in 1932 and moved to Virginia in 1933. He spearheaded mosquito control efforts for over 50 years in Virginia. Mr. Dorer’s success in mosquito control came through his work at the State Health Department and as a Commissioner to the Virginia Beach Mosquito Commission for many years. Nominations for this honor must be justified in writing. The Executive committee shall be required to review the nomination and vote unanimously to confirm the R.E. Dorer Award nominee.

Honorary Membership: Award that may be given to someone that has contributed to VMCA and may be near retirement.

Any individual who has rendered exceptionally distinguished service in the field of mosquito control and related work may be accorded special recognition by election to honorary membership in the VMCA. Nomination for this honor must be justified in writing. The Executive committee shall be required to review the nomination and vote unanimously to confirm the honorary membership nominee. Honorary members shall receive the same privileges as a regular member without paying annual dues.

Distinguished Service Award: Awarded for exceptional service with VMCA organizational work.

Outstanding Service Award: Awarded for exceptional service in field work.

Certificate of Appreciation: Award given to a non-member that did a special service for VMCA.

Dr. Jorge Arias Student Competition Award: Award given to the winner of that year’s VMCA student competition.

 

Past VMCA Awards Given

Year

       Recipient

Award

2019 Karen Akaratovic Distinguished Service Award
2019 Amanda DeVleeschower Dr. Jorge Arias Student Competition Award
2019 Joe Strickhouser Honorary Member Award
2018 Laura Bitzer Dr. Jorge Arias Student Competition Award
2018 Michelle Slosser Outstanding Service Award
2017 Tim DuBois Distinguished Service Award
2017 Doug Hill Distinguished Service Award
2017 Alexis White Dr. Jorge Arias Student Competition Award
2016 Kirby Foley R.E. Dorer Award
2016 Penelope Smelser Distinguished Service Award
2015 Lisa Wagenbrenner Outstanding Service Award
2014 Jorge Arias R.E. Dorer Award
2014 Jorge Arias Honorary Member Award
2014 Kirby Foley Honorary Member Award
2014 Ann Herring Outstanding Service Award
2014 Phil Meekins Honorary Member Award
2014 Charlie Pate Distinguished Service Award
2014 Gene Payne Honorary Member Award
2014 Dreda Symonds Honorary Member Award
2013 Justin Anderson Outstanding Service Award
2013 PA Bureau of Labs- Vector Management & PA Dept of Health Bureau Outstanding Service Award
2012 JoAnn Beasley Special Recognition
2012 Joe Conlon R.E. Dorer Award
2012 Juli Francis Certificate of Appreciation
2012 Jay Kiser Outstanding Service Award
2012 Caleb Stitely Outstanding Service Award
2012 George Wojcik Outstanding Service Award
2011 Randy Buchanan Outstanding Service Award
2011 Stan Cope Outstanding Service Award
2011 Jason Pevear Outstanding Service Award
2011 Jim Rindfleish R.E. Dorer Award
2010 Fairfax County Health Department, Disease Carrying Insects Program Outstanding Service Award
2010 Jennifer Welch Outstanding Service Award
2009 JoAnn Beasley R.E. Dorer Award
2009 Leroy Bohn Honorary Member Award
2009 Lane Carr Outstanding Service Award
2009 David Gaines Outstanding Service Award
2008 JoAnn Beasley Honorary Member Award
2008 Tom Gallagher Honorary Member Award
2008 Clem Morrissey Outstanding Service Award
2008 Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission Outstanding Service Award
2007 Leroy Bohn Outstanding Service Award
2007 Mike Harrison Outstanding Service Award
2006 Ted Bean Outstanding Service Award
2006 Joe Conlon Outstanding Service Award
2006 Bruce Harrison R.E. Dorer Award
2006 Bruce Harrison Honorary Member Award
2006 City of Hampton Crew: Mike Elberfield, Edward Bishop, Delbert Krieger, John Miller, Richard Walker, Kenneth Jackson, Greg Atkinson Certificate of Appreciation
2005 George Wojcik Outstanding Service Award
2005 William Rawls Outstanding Service Award
2005 Randy Buchanan Outstanding Service Award
2004 Melissa Cushing Outstanding Service Award
2004 Sandra Fisher Outstanding Service Award
2004 Bruce Harrison Outstanding Service Award
2004 Jeff Hottenstein Outstanding Service Award
2004 Peter Connelly Outstanding Service Award
2003 Tom Gallagher Distinguished Service Award
2003 Dreda McCreary Outstanding Service Award
2003 Jim Rindfleish Outstanding Service Award
2003 Jason Williams Outstanding Service Award
2002 Tom Gallagher Outstanding Service Award
2002 JoAnn Beasley Outstanding Service Award
2002 Dr. Stalling Outstanding Service Award
2002 Dr. Diall Outstanding Service Award
2002 Agnes Flemming Outstanding Service Award
2001 Kirby Foley Outstanding Service Award
2001 Jim Rindfleish Outstanding Service Award
1999 Tom Gallagher Outstanding Service Award
1999 Joe Kertesz Outstanding Service Award
1999 Robert Christian Outstanding Service Award
1999 Jeff Hottenstein Certificate of Appreciation
1998 Eric Johnson Outstanding Service Award
1998 Jim Lemnios Outstanding Service Award
1998 RoseMary Adkins Outstanding Service Award
1998 Peter Connelly Certificate of Appreciation
1997 Ricky Jones Outstanding Service Award
1997 Dreda McCreary Outstanding Service Award
1997 Jim Rindfleish Outstanding Service Award
1996 Gene Payne Outstanding Service Award
1996 JoAnn Beasley Outstanding Service Award
1994 Tom Gallagher Outstanding Service Award
1994 Jim Rindfleish Outstanding Service Award
1994 Mary Meekins Certificate of Appreciation
1994 Valarie Gallagher Certificate of Appreciation
1994 Bill Davis Certificate of Appreciation
1993 Dreda McCreary R.E. Dorer Award
1993 Harry West Outstanding Service Award
1993 Jim Rindfleish Outstanding Service Award
1993 Joe Kertesz Outstanding Service Award
1993 JoAnn Beasley Outstanding Service Award
1991 Gene Payne R.E. Dorer Award
1990 Leroy Bohn R.E. Dorer Award
1988 Larry Kase R.E. Dorer Award
1987 Ralph Whitaker R.E. Dorer Award
1987 Joe Kertesz Outstanding Service Award
1986 Dreda McCreary Distinguished Service Award
1986 Phil Meekins Outstanding Service Award
1986 Joe Cashman Certificate of Appreciation
1985 R.E. Dorer Distinguished Service Award
1985 Phil Meekins Outstanding Service Award
1985 Joe Cashman Outstanding Service Award
1985 CW Nelson Outstanding Service Award
1985 Sherrell Sealey Outstanding Service Award
1985 Dreda McCreary Outstanding Service Award
1985 Harry West Mentorious Service