The nomination package should include:
- Why the project or program was considered sensitive. Explain the reasons it was necessary for the team to engage the community to make the project or program successful. It is not necessary for the project or program to be the result of a catastrophic event.
- How the team became aware of the community’s concerns, and how the team responded to those concerns – both immediately and over time.
- How the concerns were integrated into the CM work provided by the team.
- The end result should be positive. Testimonials from involved community members should be included.
Teams can be nominated by CMAA members, other than by direct members of the team. Other CMAA members employed by organizations represented in the nominated teams can submit nominations. Teams including members of the Board of Directors or Board of Governors cannot be nominated.
The Selection Committee consists of members of CMAA’s Executive Committee. If an Executive Committee member is employed by an organization that employs members of a nominated team, they will be excused from any and all discussions pertaining to this award. After careful consideration and deliberation, the Selection Committee will provide CMAA’s Chair and President & CEO with a recommendation. Upon selection, CMAA will notify the recipient of the award and the chosen team will be honored at CMAA’s National Conference in the fall.