Awards


The EERI Northern California Chapter instituted an award for “Innovation and Exemplary Practice in Earthquake Risk Reduction” in 2003. The purpose and procedures for this award is described in the February 11, 2003 minutes of the Board of Directors:

“President Yanev described possible categories of awards, eligible organizations and individuals, procedures for nominations and the names of the awards. The Board discussed several possibilities and agreed to give two annual awards, one to an individual, and one to an organization.

The Board agreed to approve two annual awards and to have the Awards Committee revise the protocols for selecting recipients. The awards would be given to an individual and/or an organization at a meeting of the Chapter membership in recognition of innovation or exemplary practice. The awards would be suitable certificates.”

Past award recipients are:

2014 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Marjorie Greene, Special Project Manager, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Organization: Private Schools Earthquake Safety Working Group of the Earthquake Safety Implementation Program, City and County of San Francisco (Project Chair Laura Samant accepting)

2013 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Frank L. Rollo, Treadwell & Rollo, Inc.

Organization: California Earthquake Authority (accepted by Bruce Patton, Director of Policy, Research and Special Projects)

2012 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Susan Garcia, Public Information Specialist, Earthquake Hazards Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Organization: The University of California, Berkeley for its Seismic Action Plan for Facilities Enhancement and Renewal (SAFER) and its Disaster Resistant University program (Associate Vice Chancellor Rob Gayle accepting)

2011 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Laurence Kornfield, Special Assistant to the City Administrator for Earthquake Safety Implementation, City and County of San Francisco

Organization: East Bay Municipal Utility District Seismic Improvement Program (David Pratt accepting)

2010 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Gregory McFann, City of Alameda Chief Building Official

Organization: Bay Area Rapid Transit Earthquake Safety Program (Tom Horton accepting)

2009 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Oakland City Councilwoman Jean Quan and Policy Analyst Susan Piper

Organization: San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (Sarah Karlinsky and Chris Poland accepting)

2007 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Dan Shapiro

Organization: City of Fremont (Massoud Abolhoda accepting)

2006 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Mary Lou Zoback

Individual: Marguerite Bello

2005 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: David Bonowitz

Organization: City of Berkeley

2004 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Zan Turner

Organization: Association of Bay Area Governments Earthquake Program

2003 Awards for Innovation and Exemplary Practice

Individual: Christopher Rojahn

Organization: City of Portola Valley

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