Dear MPI Oregon Member:

MPI Oregon’s success relies on the work of its volunteers. We seek your nominations in helping to honor members who spend extra time and energy on behalf of our organization. There are five categories in which you can nominate MPI Oregon members.

The Planner and Supplier of the Year nominees are based on criteria regarding overall activities and commitment within the organization, industry and community. The three other awards focus on activities and participation in MPI Oregon itself during the current membership year (2017-2017). Click on each category to learn more about the criteria for each.

All members who have been nominated for an award(s) will be notified of their nominations no later than May 11, 2018 and will be asked to submit detailed information and letters of recommendations for the judge’s review and consideration.

The 2017-18 MPI Oregon Awards Committee consists of a panel of committee members, past board members and other active members who evaluate submissions based on a point system of criteria. Award recipients will be honored at the MPI Oregon Awards Gala, which will be held in June.

We need your help. Please review the award criteria listed below, which outlines the definition and basic qualifications for each award, and submit your nominees no later than Friday, April 27, 2018. Please send one form for each nomination.

You’ll find the online nomination form here for you to fill out and submit. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your nomination form has been received.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Eric Kingstad | Chair, MPI Oregon Awards Committee

Award Category Criteria

Planner of the Year Award

This award recognizes planners who have demonstrated commitment and actively support MPI Oregon, the meetings industry, and their community.

Qualifications: Must be an active member in good standing (no student or subscriber members) for two years or more, and cannot have received this award in the last two years. Regular attendance (association manager will verify) to MPI Oregon meetings is a plus, but not required, so as not to penalize members who live a distance from the meeting locations.

Candidate will be evaluated by:

  • Contributions to MPI Oregon including chapter and committee participation, meeting attendance, and office/positions held overall, from this past year as well as contributions overall from years of membership
  • Professional/career advancement, including candidate’s industry work history, certifications, and continuing professional education
  • Services provided to the community and the industry
  • Published written works and/or speaking engagements
  • Professional recognition in the industry and in civic organizations

Click here for nominations form.

Supplier of the Year Award

This award recognizes suppliers who have demonstrated commitment and actively support MPI Oregon, the meetings industry, and their community.

Qualifications: Must be an active member in good standing (no student or subscriber members) for two years or more, and cannot have received this award in the last two years. Regular attendance (association manager will verify) to MPI Oregon meetings is a plus, but not required, so as not to penalize members who live a distance from the meeting locations.

Candidate will be evaluated by:

  • Contributions to MPI Oregon including chapter and committee participation, meeting attendance, and office/positions held overall, from this past year as well as contributions overall from years of membership
  • Professional/career advancement, including candidate’s industry work history, certifications, and continuing professional education
  • Services provided to the community and the industry
  • Published written works and/or speaking engagements
  • Professional recognition in the industry and in civic organizations

Click here for nominations form.

Mentor of the Year Award

This award recognizes planners and suppliers who display the unique ability to lead, guide and teach others with enthusiasm. This person is someone who you can turn to for advice and support.

Qualifications: Member in good standing. Student and subscriber members are eligible.

  • Actively involved in MPI Oregon and the community
  • Makes every effort to mentor people, and is someone whom members can turn to for advice and support
  • Demonstrates and maintains exemplary communication between existing and new members
  • Upholds the standard of the organization
  • Professional recognition in the industry and in civic organizations

Click here for nominations form.

Torchlight Award

This award recognizes new members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and actively support MPI Oregon.

Qualifications: Member in good standing for 36 months or more (collectively) and cannot have received this award in the last two years. Student and subscriber members are eligible. Regular attendance (association manager will verify) to MPI Oregon meetings is a plus, but not required, so as not to penalize members who live a distance from the meeting locations.

  • Actively involved in one or more MPI Oregon committees
  • Exemplifies a strong commitment to MPI Oregon by their actions
  • Demonstrates and maintains exemplary communication between existing and new members
  • Upholds the standard of the organization

Click here for nominations form.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes new members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and actively support MPI Oregon.

Qualifications: Member in good standing for less than 36 months and cannot have received this award previously.

Student and subscriber members are eligible. Regular attendance (association manager will verify) to MPI Oregon meetings is a plus, but not required, so as not to penalize members who live a distance from the meeting locations.

  • Actively involved in one or more MPI Oregon committees
  • Exemplifies a strong commitment to MPI Oregon by their actions
  • Demonstrates and maintains exemplary communication between existing and new members
  • Upholds the standard of the organization

Click here for nominations form.