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PCC Harbormasters recognizes the following awards

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Award Recipients

April 12, 2015 Crescent City Harbor District – Charlie Helms

October 13, 2016 City of Bainbridge Island – Tami Allen

September 21, 2017 Port of Grays Harbor – Robin Leraas / Port of San Francisco – Anita Yao

April 19, 2018 Port of Everett – Jeff Lindhout

April 18, 2019 Port of Newport – Kent Gibson

April 16, 2020 Port of Valdez – Jeremy Talbot

April 12, 2015 Port of Anacortes, WA – Dave Fowler

April 20, 2016 False Creek Harbour Authority, BC – Mike Loy / Port & Harbors of Sitka, AK – Charles Hackett

October 13, 2016 Port of Seattle, WA – Giuseppe Alvarado

April 13, 2017 Port of Friday Harbor, WA – Tami Hayes

April 19, 2018 Port of Juneau, AK – Carl Uchytil

September 14, 2018 City of Homer, Port & Harbor Dept., AK – Bryan Hawkins, Aaron Glidden & Matt Clarke

April 18,2019 Port of Camas/Washougal, WA – Matt Cox

April 16, 2020 Port of Olympia, WA – TJ Quandt

April 12, 2015 Eric Olssen – Training and Education Chair, WA

October 13, 2016 Giuseppe Alvarado – Manager, Port of Seattle, WA

September 21, 2017 Jon Keiser – PND Engineers, Inc. WA

April 19, 2018 Bud Shoemake – Port Manager, Port of Toledo, OR

April 18, 2019 Mike Loy – Harbour Manager, False Creek Harbour Authority, BC

April 16, 2020 Anita Yao – Manager, Port of San Francisco, CA

October 13, 2022 Scott Grindy – Harbor Master CMM, CPE – San Francisco Marina, CA

April 13, 2023 Molly Bold – General Manager, Port of Grays Harbor – Westport Marina, WA / Mike Turkington – Assistant Harbour Manager, False Creek Harbour Authority, BC

April 22, 2004 Marla Kempf, Port of Seattle / Steve Toms, Port of Bremerton / Rich Taylor, Humboldt Harbor District

October 5, 2006 Bill Cook, Port of Astoria

April 12, 2007 Ed Barrett, Port of Friday Harbor / Russ Johnson, Port of La Connor

April 17, 2008 Dean Shaughnessy, Port of Everett

October 23, 2008 Greg Ermis, Port of Camas/Washougal / Lou McCall, Port of Juneau / Dave Shelley, City of California

April 16, 2009 Ray Majeski, Port of Sitka

April 11, 2013 Steve Slaton, Port of Bremerton / Jeff Van Der Kley, Salmon Harbor Marina

April 10, 2014 Don Mann, Port of Newport / Dale Fowler, Port of Anacortes

April 12, 2015 Joe Jewell, City of Des Moines Marina

April 20, 2016 Keith Pinkstaff, City of Warrenton / Cheryl Maynard, Port of Olympia

April 13, 2017 Steve Scheiblauer, City of Monterey

April 19, 2018 Joe Dusenbury, City of Des Moines Marina

September 14, 2018 Lon White, Kodiak Port and Harbors

April 18, 2019 Eric Olsson, T & E Committee

April 15, 2021 Kent Gibson, Port of Newport

April 14, 2022 Giuseppe Alvarado, Port of Seattle

October 14, 2022  Capt. Phil Martin, Port of Peninsula

April 14, 2023 Anita Yao, Port of San Francisco

April 12, 2001 Cheryl Maynard

April 13, 2006 Eric Olsson

April 17, 2008 Jon Keiser

April 16, 2009 Port of Juneau, AK

April 21, 2011 Walt Jackson / Joe Jewell

April 11, 2013 Steve Slaton

April 10, 2014 Bud Shoemake

April 12, 2015 C Kent Roberts / Mary Purvis / Tami Allen

September 17, 2015 Kathy Garcia

April 20, 2016 Keith Pinkstaff

April 13, 2017 Suzy Howser

September 21, 2017 Paul Sorensen / Geoff Chamness / Troy Talbot

April 19, 2018 Shannon Kinsella

September 14, 2018 Capt. Phil Martin

April 18, 2019 Thomas McAdams, USCG (retired)

April 16, 2020 Cliff Maynard / Mike Turkington

2005 – Ashley D. Bellamy – Marine Biology $1,000.00

2007 – Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Interpretive Centre Society – $1,404.00 / Oysters for Salmon – $1,400.00 2010 / Puget Sound Restoration Fund – $2,000.00

2012 – California Maritime Academy – $1,000.00 / Northwest School of Wooden Boat building – $1,000.00 / Julie James – UAS courses – $500.00 / Georgia Strait Alliance – Clean Marina BC program – $800.00 / Port of Alsea – Waldport High School Kayak Shack program – $1,200.00

2014 – Shawn Riley – $1,000.00

2015 – Highline College Foundation – Marine Science and Technology Center – $997.48 / Luke Robert – UAS courses – $585.00

2019 – Anacortes Waterfront Alliance – $1,000.00 / Juneau Youth Sailing Inc. – $1,000.00

2021 – Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marin BC program – $1,000.00 / Juneau Youth Sailing Inc. – $500.00

2022 – Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marin BC program – $1,000.00

2023 – Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marin BC program – $2,000.00

Nomination Forms

  • Distinction Awards Criteria

  • Nominations

    Nominations for the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC) Distinction Awards must be submitted to the PCC Board of Directors by January 1. Ports/Harbors/Marinas, Managers, Directors, Sustaining Members and all other related members may nominate individuals or a Port/Harbor/Marina for awards, as per the nomination criteria outlined in the Nomination Categories and Criteria section of this document. To make a nomination, simply complete the attached nomination form, ensuring Sections 1-3 are complete in full.

    Eligibility:

    Any individual or Port/Harbor/Marina involved with the management of a Port/Harbor/Marina who meets the nomination criteria for their respective category, is eligible for an award.

    Awards:

    There are three (3) possible award categories; Individual Commitment, Port/Harbor/Marina Achievement and Environmental Stewardship, as per the Nomination Categories and Criteria section. The number and type of awards presented is dependent on the number of meritorious candidates and may vary from year to year. Award recipients and their nominator(s) will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by February 1. The award presentations will take place at the PCC Annual Membership Conference.

    Selection:

    The PCC Board of Directors will review the nominations and make the decision on recipients of the awards.

  • Nomination Categories and Criteria

  • Individual Commitment Award: This award recognizes individual commitment by honoring individuals who have shown an extraordinary dedication to the ongoing success of their Port/Harbor/Marina and/or significant contribution to the PCC.

    • Individuals have initiated a client service or development project at their Port/Harbor/Marina and/or through their involvement with their Harbor Board/Port Commission have contributed to the promotion, advancement and success of their Port/Harbor/Marina.
    • Individuals must have engaged and worked effectively with their Port/Harbor/Marina peers, users, their community and or the PCC.
    • Individuals must have, in the past year, been a member of the PCC.
    Port/Harbor/Marina Achievement Award: This category recognizes Port/Harbor/Marina Achievement. Nominations are judged on their demonstrated commitment to the ongoing success of the Port/Harbor/Marina through the development of projects, initiatives or services that exceed normal practices or statutory duties and seek to provide a benefit not just to facility users but to the community at large.
    • The Port/Harbor/Marina must have initiated a revenue generating or community benefiting facility improvement project.
    • In the successful completion of their project, the Port/Harbor/Marina must have shown leadership in the project planning and management, in meeting regulatory requirements, in exploring outside funding options and in developing positive community relationships.
    Environmental Stewardship Award: This category recognizes environmental stewardship demonstrated by a Port/Harbor/Marina. Nominees are judged on their commitment to the environment as evidenced by an initiative or service that has produced measurable, positive change and/or has succeeded in addressing or mitigating an environmental issue at their Port/Harbor/Marina.
    • The Port/Harbor/Marina must have initiated a project or harbor service, in partnership or consultation with Clean Marine Programs in your state/province or relevant environmental agencies, which has resulted in an improvement to the harbor environment and/or the mitigation of an environmental issue or concern.
    • The Port/Harbor/Marina must have demonstrated environmental commitment though recognized participation in an environmental workshop or training opportunity (e.g. habitat compensation, grid use and maintenance, spill response, etc.).
    • The Port/Harbor/Marina must have a current Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in place.

  • Section 1 - Nominee (Individual or Port/Harbor/Marina/Sustaining Member) Contact Information

  • Section 2 - Nominator (Individual or Port/Harbor/Marina/Sustaining Member) Contact Information

  • Section 3 - Nominee – Achievement Information

  • Describe the nominee’s current involvement with their Port/Harbor/Marina or the PCC and clearly indicate how the nominee has met each of the criteria listed for their category of nomination.
  • Deadline for Nominations: January 1
  • A candidate for Life Membership of the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC) shall have demonstrated the criteria listed below. Failure to meet all of the listed criteria shall not prevent consideration of Life Member candidacy.

    • A former Corporate or Affiliate member who because of their past contributions and long membership in the Congress, have earned the privilege of Life Membership
    • Business Type - Public Port or Private Marina
    • Contributed above and beyond the normal expectations of a PCC member
    • Carried out significant service for betterment of the PCC and its goals and objectives
    • A founding member
    • A member of the PCC for a minimum of five years (does not have to be continuous)
    • Served on the Board of Directors or a committee for a minimum of two years
    • Life Member nominations shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration at either the January or June Board of Directors meeting
    • Upon receiving nominations for a Life Membership, the Board of Directors shall vote on acceptance of the award to nominee (s) at the January and June Board of Directors meeting
    • Life Members shall be recognized with a plaque or certificate and a complimentary lifetime membership.
    • Life Membership shall be awarded at the spring and fall conference banquet
  • Life Member Nomination

    Nomination form
  • A candidate for Honorary Life Membership of the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC) shall have demonstrated the criteria listed below. Failure to meet all of the listed criteria shall not prevent consideration of candidacy.

    • Consisting of no more than 10 positions at any given time and granted to government officials of states or provinces bordering the Pacific Coast or political subdivisions thereof and any other outstanding citizens whose involvement with the Congress has had significant measurable results, have earned the privilege of Honorary Membership.
    • Business Type - Individual
    • Carried out significant service for betterment of the PCC and its goals and objectives
    • Honorary Member nominations shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration at either the January or June Board of Directors meeting
    • Upon receiving nominations for a Honorary Membership, the Board of Directors shall vote on acceptance of the award to nominee (s) at the January and June Board of Directors meeting
    • Honorary Members shall be recognized with a plaque or certificate and complimentary membership not to exceed two years
    • Honorary Membership shall be awarded at the spring and fall conference banquet
  • Honorary Life Member

    Nomination form
  • A candidate for MAD of the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC) shall have demonstrated the criteria listed below.

    • Business Type - All
    • Carried out significant service for the betterment of the PCC and its goals and objectives.
    • MAD nominations shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration at either the January or June Board of Directors meeting.
    • Upon receiving nominations for MAD, the Board of Directors shall vote on acceptance of the award to nominee (s) at the January and June Board of Directors meeting.
    • MAD shall be recognized with a plaque or certificate.
    • Honorary Membership shall be awarded at the spring and fall conference banquet.
  • Made A Difference Nomination

    Nomination form
  • Application

    Write clearly or type your answers. When you have completed the application please return it to info@pccharbormasters.org Your application should include a transcript, complete resume (*), an essay (*), SAT scores, a first-year budget, and two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from an adult who is not related to you.
  • (*) Write a one (1)-page essay on why you are seeking further education in the fields of port administration, marine education, or marina operations and development. Include your short and long-range goals in your essay.
    (*) Your resume should include the following:
    • School Activities
    • Community Activities
    • Work Experience
    • Special classes/courses (not on your transcript)
    • Any other items helpful to the screening committee

    • Submit Proposal by June 1, 5:00PM to:
      Wendy Larimer
      PCC Executive Secretary
      120 State Avenue NE, PMB 231, Olympia, WA 98501
      The Scholarship award will be announced no later than June 24. Applicants should keep in mind that they will be competing with students from the five membership regions which include; Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington.