10th Annual Gold Star Awards Luncheon Program

 

Opening

Mr. Monte Diegel, 9-1-1 Administrator, Mercer County Sheriffs Office Central Dispatch

 

Honor America

 

Posting of the Colors

 

Westerville Division of Fire Honor Guard

 

National Anthem

 

Invocation

 

Rev. James Meacham of Westerville Police and Fire Chaplain

 

Lunch

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

 

Sheriff Jeff Grey, Mercer County Sheriff

 

Keynote Speaker

 

Richard Cordray, Ohio Attorney General

 

Sponsor Recognition

 

Mr. Greg Wenz, ENP-Chair -Ohio Gold Awards Program, Operations Director-Hamilton County Communications Center

 

Award Presentations

 

Mr. Monte Diegel, Mercer County Central Dispatch, Emcee

 

Awards:

Gold Star Certificates

Double Gold Awards Dispatch Teams

Solid Gold Awards

Gold Ribbon Award

2008 Ohio Telecommunicator of the Year Award

 

Benediction

 

Rev. James Meacham

 

Closing "God Bless America"

 

Thank you all for attending. We welcome you to the 2008 Gold Star Awards Program. It is with great pleasure that the Ohio Chapters of APCO and NENA welcome the recipients of the Gold Star Awards and their guests. We are extremely proud of each nominee and the work they do every single day. Making a selection of this type is very difficult since all the telecommunicators in the State do an outstanding job. Every telecommunicator has handled calls during the year that would be award winning. Additionally, their dedication and the service they provide to the public on a daily basis makes everyone in the State of Ohio a winner.

We extend a special thanks to the 2008 Gold Star Awards Committee who have worked hard to prepare for day's event. They have devoted much time and energy to make this special recognition a success. We thank the supervi­sors and administrators for all the superb nominations that they offered.

We also want to acknowledge the corporate sponsors for their generous financial support of the Gold Star Program, as well as for their continuous support for Ohio NENA and APCO.

To all the nominees, on behalf of NENA and APCO, we offer our sincere congratulations, appreciation, and thanks for jobs well done.

Sincerely,

 

Matt Franke President, Ohio Chapter APCO

 

 

Kim Brandt President, Ohio Chapter NENA

 

 

2008 Gold Star Certificates

Dispatcher Deputy Angela Brown

Wood County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher! LEADS TAC Elizabeth Fahy

Grove City Police Communications

2008 Gold Ribbon Award

City of Lancaster Police Department Communications

Accepting the award for the department:

Dispatcher Kim Bugbee and Dispatcher Marie Hayden

 

2008 Double Gold Awards

 

TEAM AWARD WINNERS

 

Westerville Communications Division

Communications Technician Christy Bailey

Communications Technician Laura Davisson

Communications Technician Amy Dent

Communications Technician Marla King

Communications Technician Marcy Ross

Communications Technician Beth Rowland

Communications Technician Julie Ruzicska

Communications Technician Kippy Shurman

Communications Technician Susan Vargo

Communications Supervisor Mike Kusche

Communications Supervisor  Alan Fish

 

For great cooperation to locate several un-initialized cell phones being used to report numerous false alarms, January, 2008

 

Nominees:

 

Lorain County 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Angela Bzdak

 

Dispatcher Kurt Scholl

 

Dispatcher Jack Boutton

Dispatcher Melody Futrall

 

Metropolitan Emergency Communications Center

 

Fire Alarm Dispatcher Stan Broadway

Fire A1ram Dispatcher Mory Fuhrman

Fire Alarm Dispatcher Matt Ruthers

 

Pickerington Police Department

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Amanda Smith

Public Safety Dispatcher Davila Willis

 

Warren County Emergency Services

 

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Carmen Carson

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Chris Carr

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Brad Edrington

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Stacy Everhart

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Samantha Hall

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Brian Holtel

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Liz Hollon

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Ron Kronenberger

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Jesse Madden

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Shawn Mason

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Brent Morgan

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Jason Perez

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Doug Short

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Jan Thomas

 

Public Safety Dispatcher Tramel Waddell

 

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Jason Hall

Dispatcher Jeremiah McConnell

 

Wood County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Deputy Doug Houtz

Dispatcher Deputy Paulette Badgett

 

Ohio Chapter of NENA Board

 

President

Kim Brandt, Van Wert County 9-1-1

 

Vice President

Rose Chambers, Wood County Sheriff's Office

 

Secretary

Anne Barr, RPL· Union County Sheriff's Office

 

Treasurer

Valerie DeRose, Summit County Emergency Management

 

 

Ohio Chapter of APCO, Executive Board

 

President Matthew D. Franke Butler County Sheriff's Department

 

1st Vice President Michael P. Banks, RPL· Wadsworth Police Department

 

 

2nd Vice President James D. Eggeman, Columbus Police Department

 

 

Secretary/Treasurer Danielle J. Klavinger, ENP Lucas County Emergency Services

 

Executive Council Representative Lynne Feller, Wayne County Justice Center

 

 

The Gold Star Awards committee would like to thank the following people for their support and participation in the program

 

Attorney General Richard Cordray

Sheriff Jeff Grey

Chaplain James Meacham

The Westerville Division of Fire Honor Guard

Monte Diegel

 

The Gold Star Selection/Awards Committee

Ms. Kim Brandt

Ms. Holly Wayt, ENP

Ms. Valerie DeRose

Mr. Mike Banks, RPL

 

Ohio's Gold Star Award Program for Telecommunicators

 

The Ohio Chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Com­munications Officials, International (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) have worked to­gether to recognize the outstanding work performed by pub­lic-safety communications personnel in Ohio. Both Chapters see a critical need for positive recognition and acknowledge­ment of the fine work that is performed by the State's commu­nications professionals. Our goal is to publicly express ap­preciation, and to recognize both outstanding individual and team performance and consistent, steadfast leadership in public-safety communications. Both of the Chapters are proud to present The Ohio 9-1-1 Gold Star Awards program. Because Telecommunicators work in the background, behind the lights, sirens and cameras, they are sometimes over­looked for their critical role in public safety. APCO and NENA have worked in concert to promote and recognize outstanding performance in the dispatch centers around Ohio. Thank you for joining us today to show your appreciation for these dedi­cated and hard working individuals.

 

 

2008 Solid Gold Award

 

OHIO TELECOMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR E911 Operator Matthew Disher

Cincinnati Police Communications

 

For skillfully using all the tools available to him to locate an injured female hiker in Mt. Airy Forest on July 21, 2008

 

Nominees:

 

Communications Technician Amy Chapin

Dublin Police Department

 

Dispatcher Charlotte Cooper

Delaware City Police Department

 

Dispatcher Cortney Duncan

Grove City Police Communications

 

Dispatcher Lisa Lindeman

Delphos Police Department

 

Dispatcher Aimee Pientka

Strongsville Police Department

 

Dispatcher Deputy April Rath-Meeker

Wood County Sheriffs Office

 

Communications Officer Mary Schaufelberger Defiance County Communications

 

2008 Gold Star Awards Supporting Sponsors

 

The Gold Star Committee is extremely grateful to these companies for their sponsorship of the Ohio Gold Star Awards Program. Their generos­ity allows the recognition of our Ohio heroes. Thank you very much.

 

 

DDTI Emergitech Intrado

 

We also wish to express our sincere thanks to all the vendors for their generosity supplying corporate promotional items for all the nominees.

 

Today's Lunch Includes:

 

Salad, Rolls & Butter Two Grilled Medallions of Choice Sirloin with Wild Mushroom Burgundy Sauce Chefs Selection of Accompaniments Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea

Chefs Selection Dessert