2017-2018 Award Nominations

MPI Oregon’s success relies on the work of its volunteers. We seek your nominations in helping to honor members who spend extra time and energy on behalf of our organization. There are five categories in which you can nominate MPI Oregon members.

The Planner and Supplier of the Year nominees are based on criteria regarding overall activities and commitment within the organization, industry and community. The three other awards focus on activities and participation in MPI Oregon itself during the current membership year (2017-2018). Click on each category to learn more about the criteria for each.

All members who have been nominated for an award(s) will be notified of their nominations no later than May 4, 2018 and will be asked to submit detailed information and letters of recommendations for the judge’s review and consideration.

The 2017-18 MPI Oregon Awards Committee consists of a panel of committee members, past board members and other active members who evaluate submissions based on a point system of criteria. Award recipients will be honored at the MPI Oregon Awards Gala, which will be held in June.

We need your help. Please review the award criteria listed below, which outlines the definition and basic qualifications for each award, and submit your nominees no later than Friday, April 27, 2018. Please send one form for each nomination.

You’ll find the online nomination form here for you to fill out and submit. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your nomination form has been received.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Eric Kingstad | Chair, MPI Oregon Awards Committee

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2016-2017 Award Winners

Dian J. Lindsay Presidential Award Winner:
Kelly Hoelscher, CMP, Interstate Hotels
Given at the discretion of the current president to an outstanding individual in the chapter who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the organization.

Torchlight Award Winner:
Kelly Hoelscher, CMP, Interstate Hotels
Bestowed to a chapter member who has been a part of the organization more than 3 years and has shown a very high level of engagement, volunteering, and commitment to moving the chapter goals forward.

Rising Star Award Winner:
Greg Heinz, Hotel Modera
Presented to a chapter member or members who have been a part of the organization less than 3 years and shown a very high level of engagement, volunteering, and commitment fulfilling chapter goals.

Mentor of the Year Award Winner:
Melody King, CMP, Oregon Health Care Association
Awarded to a chapter member who has displayed the unique ability to lead, guide, and teach others with enthusiasm, and is frequently a person that fellow chapter members can turn to for advice and support.

Planner of the Year Award Winner:
Trina Sharp, CMP, CMM, CED, Point B
Given to a meeting planner in recognition for their outstanding association contributions, leadership and professionalism, and is a peer-recognized award.

Supplier of the Year Award Winner:
Jessica Johnson, The Party Team
Awarded to a meetings industry supplier (hotel, transportation, audio/visual, etc.) in recognition for their outstanding association contributions, leadership and professionalism, and is a peer-recognized award.

Silver Platter Award Winner:
Oregon Convention Center
Presented to the meeting facility where a monthly program was held that scored the highest on post-event evaluations, based on the following criteria: catering service, presentation, menu selection, food quality, décor creativity, program enhancement, and entertainment.

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