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Jack Griffiths Property Person of the Year Award
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Jack Griffiths Property Person of the Year Award

 

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Section 1: Purpose

Each year the NPMA recognizes an active member who has contributed time and support in an outstanding manner to the Association at the Chapter, Regional and/or National levels and who has also made significant contributions to the field of property management. This recognition is by an award, Property Person of the Year, in memory of Jack Griffiths, founder and first president of the Property Administration Association (PAA). In order that each nominee may compete on an equal basis for this most prestigious and highest award given by NPMA, certain criteria must be followed which are set forth in Section 4. The criteria contained herein have been established to provide visibility of points and to ensure objective selection. It is mandatory that each Chapter and Region selection committee follow these criteria in their selection of a candidate. The criteria must also be followed in selecting the national Property Person of the Year.


The recipient of this award is recognized during the National Education Seminar and receives a plaque.  The Property Person of the Year's chapter also receives a patch. 


Timeline
Chapter nominations to Region Vice President by April 30 The Region Vice President appoints a Review Committee of members from three chapters by May 15.

Committee judges nomination, selects PPOY and sends name to Region Vice President and National Director of Awards by May 30.

National Awards Committee judges nominations and makes selection by June 30.
Award recipient name is sent to the National Office by July 1.


Section 2: Process

A. The NPMA Award Committee submits notification of the award to all Chapter Presidents and the Executive Board at least 90 days prior to the annual NES.


B.  Each chapter may select a Chapter Property Person of the Year using the criteria found in Section 4 as the basis for scoring and selection. Each candidate must have at least 250 points based upon the criteria score sheet before they are eligible for consideration. The criteria score sheet with an accompanying letter of nomination shall be forwarded to the respective Region Vice President. Failure to follow the criteria in Section 4 and to submit the criteria score sheet with a letter of nomination by the specified date shall make the candidate ineligible for consideration.


C. The Region Vice Presidents shall appoint a committee composed of members from at least three chapters within the respective region, which will include at least one past recipient of the award. Submittals to the region selection committee shall be no later than the announced deadline date prior to National Seminar. The region selection committee shall return the name and the person selected as region Property Person of the Year with supporting criteria score sheet and with an accompanying letter of nomination to the respective Region Vice President. The Region Vice President shall submit the name of the person selected as region Property Person of the Year with supporting criteria score sheet and with an accompanying letter of nomination to the Director of Awards no later than the announced deadline date prior to the National Seminar. Failure to follow these submittal requirements will make the candidate ineligible for consideration.


D.  Nominations at-large for the award may also be made by at least four (4) prior recipients of this award, by at least four (4) Executive Board Members, or by a combination of at least four (4) prior recipients of this award and executive board members. These nominations must be submitted to the Director of Awards no later than the announced deadline date prior to the National Seminar together with supporting criteria score sheet and with an accompanying letter of nomination.  Nominations at-large must be signed by the respective Chapter Presidents.

 

E.  The VP of Administration and Director of Awards will appoint a selection committee to evaluate the nominees and make the selection for the national winner. The committee will present their recommendation to the VP of Administration and the Director of Awards who will present the recommendation to the National President prior to the National Education Seminar.


F. A member receiving the Jack Griffiths Property Person of the Year retains the distinction for life and is ineligible for consideration in the future.


G. In the event that no member nominated from the chapter/region or at-large process qualifies for the award, it will not be presented for the year.


Section 3: Method of Selection

A. Chapters will offer members the opportunity to be considered as the Chapter Property Person of the Year by distributing the criteria and score sheet to all members. A committee appointed by the Chapter Executive Board will rank the scores and present the award based on the highest score. The member’s score sheet will accompany the petition to the region level competition. The Chapter President must also prepare an accompanying letter of nomination.


B. The chapter score sheets and nomination letters will be considered by the region selection committee. The committee will evaluate the score as well as consider any special qualifications as stated in the letter of nomination. Supporting documentation is not required; however it should be available if asked for by the region or national committees.


C. A nomination that lacks the score sheet based on the criteria will not be considered by the selection committees.


D. Director of Awards and the VP of Administration will evaluate the score sheets and letters to ensure that the minimum requirements are met by all nominations. They will then forward the nominations to the National Awards Committee members.


Section 4:  Criteria

A. Award Year: January 1 through December 31 of the past calendar year except as otherwise indicated in this Section Part C.


B. Eligibility

  1. Member in good standing for not less than five (5) years. Note:  Member in "good standing" means members who are current on dues and active within their chapter, region or at the national level.
  2. Certified Professional Property Administrator (CPPA) or Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM)
  3. Significant contributions to NPMA and the field of property management.

    C. Candidate Participation - Categories and Points


    (1) Attendance (Points to be based on last calendar year)

    Points

    a. Chapter meeting (per meeting)

    1

    b. Perfect attendance

    5

    c. Regional Seminar (per seminar)

    3
    d. National Seminar 6
    e. Visitation to another Chapter (per meeting) 2
    f. Chapter Seminar (per seminar) 3
    g. Greeter at Chapter meetings (per meeting) 1
    (2) Membership Points (Based on last calendar year) Points
    a. Sponsoring new member (per member) 5
    b. Chapter Membership or Member Retention Chairperson 8
    c. Regional Membership or Member Retention Chairperson 12
    d. National Membership or Member Retention Chairperson 20
    e. Significant contribution to the establishment of a new chapter 15
    f. Actively participating in a membership or member retention drive (Chairpersons excluded) 4
    g. Contributing to the development of a Special Membership Program, e.g., for young and/or retired persons 8
    h. Contributions to the membership services task group, for instance, working on the NPMA Chapter Toolkit. 10
    i. Recognition as an Outstanding Member during one of the past two (2) calendar years 15
    (3) Professional Development (Points to be based on only one of the last two calendar years, except CPPM/CPPA certification and Consulting Fellow which have no time limit) Points
    a. CPPM Certification 20
    b. CPPA Certification 10
    c. Participation in a Chapter Certification Program as an instructor 10
    d. Participation in a Chapter Seminar/Workshop as an instructor/speaker (per seminar) 10
    e. Participation in a Regional Seminar/Workshop as an instructor/speaker (per seminar) 15
    f. Participation in a National Seminar as an instructor/speaker 20
    g. Contributing an article to the NPMA magazine (per article) 10
    h. Conducting a professional presentation at a Chapter meeting (per presentation) 5
    i. Serving as Program Chairperson for Chapter meetings 10
    j. Serving as Regional Seminar Chairperson 15
    k. Serving on the National Seminar host committee 20
    l. Being listed in the NPMA Speakers Bureau 20
    m. NPMA Consulting Fellow 25
    (4) Publicity and Public Relations (Points to be based on last calendar year only) Points
    a. Chapter Newsletter Editor 6
    b. Regional Editor 10
    c. NPMA National Editor 20
    d. Magazine or Technical Journal Editorial Review Board 15
    e. Supervising a publicity campaign on a Chapter, Regional or National level 10
    f. Contributing to a publicity campaign on a Chapter, Regional or National level (excluding supervision) 5
    g. Published articles in newspaper or house organ on NPMA activities 5
    h. Representing NPMA at other professional association meetings - speaking or other presentation 10
    (5) Administration (Points to be based on only one of the last two calendar years) Points
    a. Chapter Secretary, Treasurer, or Vice President 10
    b. Chapter President 15
    c. National Delegate 5
    d. Regional Officer (Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer) 15
    e. National Officer 20
    f. Chapter Chairperson 5
    g. Region Chairperson 10
    h. National Chairperson 15
    i. Member of the NPMA Board of Advisers 20
    j. National Director 15
    k. Member of Grading Committees 15
    l. Chapter Proctor 10
    m. Serving on a National Task Force 10
    (6) Other (Itemized specific details to support points) Points
    a. Continuous and consistent service by participation in NPMA matters, over a long span of time 25
    b. Making a significant contribution to the advancement of Property Management in government or industry for example, development of a property system 30
    c. Contribution to civic activities as a public service undertaken and publicized in the name of NPMA 15

     

    Section 5: Score Sheet

    The Jack Griffiths Property Person of the Year Award score sheet is available as an Adobe Acrobat file. This score sheet is to be used in the nomination and selection process. For your convenience, this document is available as a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. 

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