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Jerry L. Johnson Award Text Only Nomination Form

The Jerry L. Johnson Award For Excellence in Public Service Through One’s Family, Employment, Profession, and Community.

All people in Alabama are interested in the future of the state. For over 30 years Jerry L. Johnson served conservation in Alabama. As State Staff Forester with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), he worked with the conservation partnership to assist landowners with natural resource concerns. His work and dedication positively impacted the forest, wildlife, and water resources of our state. Jerry was a leader that quietly helped shape many of the natural resource policies used in the state today. He was steadfast in his belief and support of land stewardship principles, His dedication to conservation far exceeded his official job duties.

The Jerry L. Johnson Award for Excellence in Public Service through One’s Family, Employment, Profession, and Community seeks to publicly recognize NRCS employees who exhibit the characteristics of Jerry Johnson’s spirit and concern for his family, fellow employees, the environment, and his community.

Basis for Conferring the Award. A record of cooperation and coordination with other individuals and organizations was the basis for excellence in Jerry Johnson's commitment to family, work, profession, and community. Honesty has been defined as being truthful with others. Integrity has been defined as being truthful with one’s self. Honesty and integrity were the basis for Jerry’s communication with others.

Who Can Be Nominated for the Award? All employees of NRCS in Alabama will be eligible. Criteria for nomination are broad. The award recipient should demonstrate the spirit of excellence in one or more of the following categories: career development, involvement with professional organizations, commitment to community/church, and family relationships. In submitting a nomination, tell how the individual excelled, not only as an NRCS employee, but also in their personal and professional life.

Nature of the Award. The recipient of the award will be presented a plaque during the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts. Depending upon the sufficiency and quality of nominations, the award will be conferred annually.

How to Submit a Nomination. Persons may nominate themselves or anyone whom they believe to be qualified. Nominations must be submitted in writing on or before August 30 of the current year’s award. Submit nominations to, or obtain additional information from: NRCS State Conservationist P.O. Box 311 Auburn, Alabama 36830 Phone: 334-887-4500 Fax: 334-887-4552

Award Selection Committee. The Award Selection Committee will include representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Alabama Association of Conservation Districts, State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, and the Bradley/Murphy Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Trust.

 

NOMINATION FORM

The Jerry L. Johnson Award For Excellence in Public Service through One's Family, Employment, Profession, and Community.

Person being nominated for the award:

Name_________________________________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________________________________

City____________________________State____________________ Zip ___________ Phone _________________

E-Mail ________________________________________________________________________________________

Person making the nomination:

Name_________________________________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________________________________

City____________________________State_____________________ Zip ___________ Phone ________________

E-Mail ________________________________________________________________________________________

Attach a narrative no longer than two pages describing the what, when, and where of the candidate's cooperation, coordination, and communication leading to the achievement in the candidate's work, profession, and community.

Send the nomination form to NRCS State Conservationist, P.O. Box 311, Auburn, Alabama 36830

The Jerry L. Johnson Award is made possible by a grant from the Bradley/Murphy Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Trust, NRCS, the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts, and the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee.