LIFETIME AWARD RECIPIENTS 

In 2005, the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award was renamed the Gunther Dumalski Lifetime Membership Award.  This award may not be awarded each year. Mr. Dumalski served as a human resources and benefits professional at the County of Los Angeles for many years.  He is remembered for his passion for the public sector human resources profession, and an enthusiastic willingness to mentor young professionals and his dedication to SCPMA-HR. This award is bestowed upon those who have rendered distinguished service in advancing and upholding the purposes of SCPMA-HR and are at or near retirement from the profession.  


The following recipients are:

2016 – Andrea Cutler, City of Santa Fe Springs

2015 – Margaret Whelan – City of Los Angeles

2014 – Mario Beas – City of Long Beach

2012 – Valorie Hall – Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County & Connie Hickman – City of Thousand Oaks

2010 – Connie Philips – City of Anaheim

2009 – Susan Toy Stern – Los Angeles County & Fred M. Weiner – City of Whittier

2007 – David Hill – City of Anaheim

2006 – Anita Ford – Los Angeles Unified School District Personnel Commission

2005 – Laura Odem (Odem-Burton)


Emery E. Olson Achievement Award Recipients

This award commemorates the legacy of Dr. Emery E. Olson, who was a nationally respected educator and first Dean of the University of Southern California of Public Administration.  Serving as a public personnel commissioner from 1928 to 1975, Dr. Olson was a member to an entire generation of public personnel professionals in the Southern California area.  This award may not be awarded each year.



The following recipients are:


2012 – Kristine Ridge – City of Anaheim

2010 – Gordon Youngs – City of Brea

2009 – Michael J. Henry – Los Angeles County

2008 – Lucille La Farga Takeuchi – County of Los Angeles

2006 – Steven A. Larson – City of Garden Grove

2005 – Steven Pham – City of Orange

2004 – Connie Hickman – City of Pasadena

2002 – Susan Toy Stern – County of Los Angeles

2001 – William Osness – City of Huntington Beach

2000 – Valorie Hall – Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

1999 – Verne Newman – Los Angeles County Office of Education

1998 – Gunther J. Dumalski – County of Los Angeles

1997 – Jack Hoffman – City of Glendale

1996 – David Hill – City of Anaheim

1995 – John J. Driscoll – City of Los Angeles

1994 – Fred Weiner – City of Whittier

1993 – Anita Ford – Los Angeles Unified School District

1992 – Ron Komers – County of Ventura

1991 – Bill Stein – Port of Los Angeles

1990 – Orv Placial – City of Orange

1989 – Richard Dixon – County of Los Angeles

1988 – John Absmeier – Simi Valley Unified School District

1987 – Howard Baker – County of Los Angeles

1986 – Gayle Pitchford – Southern California Rapid Transit District

1985 – Larry White – Los Angeles Unified School District

1984 – Dr. Gilbert Siegel – University of Southern California

1983 – Theodore Sharp – City of Glendale

1982 – Jerome Sanderson – Los Angeles Community College District



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