Award Nominations

AMCA awards recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Association, to medical entomology and public health, and to the development and implementation of mosquito control methods and/or equipment. Please nominate your colleagues and peers who are deserving of recognition. Nominations and the required supporting documents (if applicable) must be received by August 20, 2013, to be considered. Please send nominations via e-mail to Tom Wilmot, Awards Committee Chair, twilmot@co.midland.mi.us. The AMCA awards are:

Medal of Honor: This is the highest award given by the AMCA. The only requirement for this award is AMCA membership. Otherwise, nominees for this award should be selected on the basis of exceptional contributions to mosquito control and the field in general, which are judged by their peers to be truly outstanding.

Meritorious Service: This award is given for service to AMCA that is considered outstanding by the peers of the nominee. Only AMCA members in good standing are eligible.

Presidential Citation: This award is to recognize individuals not eligible to receive other AMCA awards but who are eminently deserving of special recognition by the Association. Recipients need not be members of the AMCA.

John N. Belkin Award: This award is given for meritorious contributions to the field of mosquito systematics and/or biology. Recipients need not be members of the AMCA.

Industry Award: This award is presented to a representative mosquito/vector-related industry that has significantly advanced the work of mosquito and/or vector control or research. Recipients need not be members of the AMCA.

Boyd-Ariaz Grass Roots Award: This award recognizes non-supervisory field staff and technician excellence by providing funds to assist in attendance and participation in the AMCA Annual meeting. Grassroots Award recipient will receive a complimentary meeting registration, a plaque, a $200 check to the award recipient, and up to $500 to cover reimbursement of meeting expenses paid to the sponsoring agency upon submission of receipts. Nominees for the award must come from the manager or supervisor of a mosquito control agency. The nominating manager needs to acknowledge that if their employee is chosen as the Grass Roots Award recipient then their district/agency is responsible for supporting the travel to, and from, and lodging at the AMCA Annual Meeting for the awardees. Furthermore, nominees need to be individuals who are active in field mosquito control. Nominations will consist of a brief biographical sketch and a statement of why the individual is deserving of the award. Nominations are to be sent to the AMCA Regional Director in the nominee’s region by August 20, 2013. Recipients need not be members of the AMCA.

George B. Craig Memorial Award: This award funds the cost of publication of research articles in the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association by undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients need not be members of the AMCA.

Memorial Lecturer and Honoree(s): The Memorial Lecturer award is given to an outstanding speaker selected by the Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors to present the annual Memorial Lecture in honor of the Memorial Lecture Honoree. Recipients need not be members of the AMCA.

AMCA Honorary Member: Any person who has rendered exceptionally distinguished service in the various fields of mosquito control and related work may be accorded special recognition by election to honorary membership by receiving a three-fourths majority of a mail ballot vote by the AMCA members. Nomination for this honor must first be in writing, addressed to the AMCA Board of Directors, and mailed to the AMCA Headquarters, as well as bear the signatures of ten members in good standing and be endorsed by three-fourths of the Board. Honorary members shall receive the Journal of the AMCA and the AMCA Newsletter, and enjoy the same privileges as regular members and pay no dues. There shall be a limit of 15 honorary members. Submit nominations for AMCA Honorary Member to AMCA Headquarters by August 20, 2013, so we can ensure that the names of the nominee(s) appear on the ballot.