Technician of the Year

Technician of the Year

This award is designed to honor an individual from a public-safety communications agency. Nominee example job titles (not all-inclusive) Systems Administrator, Information Technologist Specialist, Information Technologist, Network Administrator, Systems Engineer, Senior Computer Analyst, CAD/GIS Administrator, Network Services Supervisor, NCIC/CAD System Manager, Technician, 9-1-1 Systems, Information Technology Coordinator, Senior Project Manager, Records Technician (Master Street Addressing Guide – MSAG Coordinator), Mobile/CAD System Administrator, Information Technology Specialist 4, IT Tech and Address/Mapping Coordinator, Operations Support Technician, GIS Analyst, etc. When completing your nomination for submission, please ensure you select the correct category and provide as much detail about the nominees in your nomination as possible. Please ensure nominations are submitted to the correct category as to not delay the judging process.

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2021 – Andrew Doughty, CRESA

2020 – Will Jones. KITSAP 911

Previous Technician of the Year Recipients

2019 Chad Bennett, KITSAP 911
2018 Andy Malchert, Grays Harbor Communications Center
2017 Brandon Wecker, KITSAP 911
2016 Stacey Fritz, CRESA
2015 Kirk Burress, WSP
2014 Zeb Middleton, NORCOM
2013 Kim Schultz – Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
2012 Christine Law – CENCOM
2011 Donna Kelly – CENCOM
2010 Richard Garman- Grays Harbor Communications E9-1-1
2009 Stacey Unglesby- Yakima Public Safety
2008 Loanne Travess- Grays Harbor Communications E9-1-1
2007 Amy Sullivan- Spokane County 9-1-1
2006 Rebecca Boman- Valley Communications Center
2005 Tina McMillan – LESA
2004 Jennifer Wood – CAPCOM Olympia
2003 Guy Ploegman – Lakewood Fire District 2
2002 Jim Kennard – Yakima Public Safety Communications
2001 Janell Williams – Spokane County Sheriff
2000 Lori Krueger – SECOMM
1999 Kay K. Livingston – Washington State Patrol
1998 Kelly N. Thompson – Grays Harbor E 911
1997 Brenda Cantu – Washington State Patrol-Yakima
1996 Margaret “Mags” Dearduff – Spokane County Sheriff
1995 Robert Scott -CAPCOM Olympia
1994 Marilyn Soper – Valley Communications Center
1993 Teri McGuire – CAPCOM Olympia
1992 Carla Van Huis – Shelton PD
1991 Norleen Light – King County FPD #39
1990 Gerald R. Lincoln – Puyallup Comm. Center
1989 Philip V. Corliss – Kitsap County CENCOM
1988 Becki Nelson – Kennewick
1987 Judy Campbell – SNOPAC