The deadline for all nominations is August 31, 2018



Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety agency any time between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.  Nominees must be a resident of the U.S. and a resident of the State of Alabama. Nominee, nominator or sponsoring agency must be a member of NENA to be eligible for an award.

Persons submitting a nomination or being nominated must be; a.) Resident of the State of Alabama OR b.) Resident of the National Emergency Number Association as contained in the Alabama State NENA Policy Manual.

Sample job responsibilities and titles for this position are provided on this form as examples to help you determine whether your nominee is eligible for this award category. Specific responsibilities and titles may vary by agency and are not limited to the lists shown here.

Sample Responsibilities:

1. Maintains appropriate contacts with the public, users and the media on the proper use of the emergency communications system.

2. Responsible for planning and directing the daily operations of the Communications Center.

3. Responsible for developing and/or assisting and monitoring the policies and procedures of the Communications Center.

4. Serves on advisory boards and other professional organizations and fosters the professionalism of the agency.

5. Maintains active liaisons with all participants, customers, emergency service providers and other departments and local, state and federal agencies relative to the operations of the Communications Center.

6. Prepares and submits an annual plan, including budget preparation and administration, program goals and Capital Improvement Plan.

7. Employs, schedules, counsels, disciplines, and evaluates the performance of Communications Center staff.

8. Performs a variety of functions as directed that could include accounts payable and employee payroll.

Sample Job Titles:

Communications Center Director, Assistant Communications Center Director, Executive Communications Center Director, Deputy Communications Center Director, PSAP Manager, Communications Center Director/Manager, Communications Administrator, Center Manager, Communications Chief, Public Safety Manager, Communications, Chief-of-Staff, Division Commander/Manager (i.e.; Training, Support, etc.)

Completing this form

* Click the link below to fill out and submit the online form. Nominations will only be accepted using this form.

* Type the required information directly into the online form.

* Be sure to include information for all requested sections.

* Include specific facts or examples wherever possible to back up your recommendation.

* Ask someone to proof the form before you submit it: Are there grammatical errors? Is there information that is unclear? Do the descriptions provide enough detail to “paint a picture” of the performance and contribution of the nominee to the support of public-safety communications?

* Only one nomination per category per agency. Do not submit multiple candidates in a single category.

Submitting your nomination

When you click "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the form It will be Automatically sent to the committee members. Please only submit once. You will receive emailed confirmation that we have received your nomination within five business days.

Submissions must be sent using the online form. All nominations must be received by August 31, 2018.

Still have questions?

Email or contact a member of the Alabama NENA Awards Committee or the Executive Board. Membership and contacts can be found on the Alabama NENA website.