2019 SCPMA-HR Conference Awards & Recognition

SCPMA-HR is looking to recognize the human resources professionals that have helped to shape, advance, and move our profession forward to better serve our organizations.  We would like to offer our members the opportunity to recognize others who have contributed to our profession during our lunch time award show.

Awards will be given for the following categories:






Rising Star Award
(Future Leader Award)


This award will be given to the HR World’s newest breakout performer! This individual is a recent arrival on the HR scene, and has already demonstrated the initiative and dedication to be a true HR mover and shaker going forward. Service and impact are the name of their game! Nominees for this award should have less than 4 years of experience in the human resources field.

To nominate someone for one of the recognition awards, please submit a one-page narrative which includes the name of the award, the name of the nominee and a brief explanation of the nominee’s achievement. Please email your submission to: scpma.hr@gmail.com. Place the title of the award in the subject line. Nominations for any of the recognition awards must be received by March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Russ Quan, via email at: russquan@lacsd.org





Lagniappe Award
(lan'yap)


This award will be given to the individual who consistently goes above beyond for their three C’s: colleagues, customers, and community.

To nominate someone for one of the recognition awards, please submit a one-page narrative which includes the name of the award, the name of the nominee and a brief explanation of the nominee’s achievement. Please email your submission to: scpma.hr@gmail.com. Place the title of the award in the subject line. Nominations for any of the recognition awards must be received by March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Russ Quan, via email at: russquan@lacsd.org





Emery Olson Achievement Award


This award commemorates the legacy left by Dr. Emery E. Olson, who was a nationally respected educator and first Dean of the University of Southern California School of Public Administration. Serving as a public personnel commissioner from 1928 to 1975, Dr. Olson was a mentor to an entire generation of public personnel professionals in Southern California.

A nominee for the award may be a personnel practitioner, administrator or educator who has made a sustained contribution to the field of public personnel management in Southern California. The criteria below should assist you in identifying a person appropriate for this prestigious award.

  • Active Advocacy of and adherence to the principles of merit in achieving better public service
  • Leadership in developing creative responses to challenges in personnel management.
  • Skillful Application of personnel administration principles on a sustained basis.
  • Distinguished Teaching, Authorship or Research in the public personnel field.


The award will be presented at the 2019 SCPMA-HR Annual Conference on April 11, 2019.

A. Nominee's Information: Full name, title, current employer, work address and telephone number.

Brief biography and/or resume of nominee, highlighting other professional achievements.

B. Basis of Nomination:

Describe in separate attachment(s) the nominee's outstanding contributions in the above listed criteria (Advocacy, Leadership, Skillful Application, Distinguished Teaching, Authorship or Research).

Also include information in the following areas:

  • SCPMA-HR offices/positions held and dates of service,
  • SCPMA-HR involvement as a speaker, panelist or moderator at association conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.

This nomination form and supporting material must be submitted by March 15, 2019 to:

Russ Quan

Supervising Human Resources Analyst

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

1955 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA 90601

(562) 699-7411 ext. 1302

russquan@lacsd.org 




Gunther Dumalski Lifetime Membership Award


This award is bestowed upon persons who have rendered distinguished service in advancing and upholding the purposes of SCPMA-HR, and generally who may be at or near retirement from the profession. Nominees shall be persons recognized for their contributions to public human resource administration.

Honorary Life Members shall have, at no fee, all rights and privileges of individual members, including the right to hold Association office and to vote on all issues requiring a decision of the membership.

In addition, Honorary Life Members shall have, at no fee, the right to attend annual SCPMA conferences. No more than two Honorary Life Memberships will be awarded each year.

The award will be presented during the 2019 SCPMA-HR Annual Conference, April 11, 2019.

A. Nominee's Information:

Full name, title, current employer, work address and telephone number.

Brief biography and/or resume of nominee, highlighting other professional achievements.

B. Basis of Nomination:

Describe in separate attachment(s) the nominee's outstanding contributions in the following areas:

  • SCPMA-HR offices/positions held and dates of service,
  • SCPMA-HR involvement as a speaker, panelist or moderator at association conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.

This nomination form and supporting material must be submitted by March 15, 2019 to:

Russ Quan

Supervising Human Resources Analyst

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

1955 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA 90601

(562) 699-7411 ext. 1302

russquan@lacsd.org 




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