M. Justin Herman Memorial Award

Purpose:  NAHRO's highest and most prestigious award given to honor an exceptionally qualified person who has made outstanding contributions to the quality of life through service in the field of housing or community development. The award is made on the basis of extraordinary accomplishments and contributions. 

History: The award was established in 1975 in the name of M. Justin Herman to provide a living acknowledgement for the standard of excellence he established in the field of housing and community development and the contributions he made to the beauty and vigor of San Francisco.

Qualifications:   Each nominee must have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the nation's effort to provide "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family."

Deadline: August 15, 2018

The winner will be honored at NAHRO's National Conference in Atlanta, GA:  October 25-27, 2018  

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Judging Guidelines

Judging Guidelines Definitions 

 

The recipient will be selected on the basis of achievement in one or more of the following areas:

Maximum Number of Points:   100
Nominees must receive an average score from the jury of at least 70 points to be considered for receipt of the award.

2017 Recipient

Richard C. Gentry
President/CEO
San Diego Housing Commission


Previous Recipients

2016 
Adrianne Todman, Executive Director-District of Columbia Housing Authority

2015
Robert Pearson, Executive Director/CEO, Santa Barbara Housing Authority, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 
Curtis O. Law, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk, Norwalk, CT

2013
Jane C.W. Vincent, Regional Administrator - Mid-Atlantic Region, HUD, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Carol Gore, President and CEO, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Anchorage, AK

2010
Michael P. Kelly, General Manager, New York City Housing Authority

2009
Steve Falek, Associate Director, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, WI

2008
Apolonio "NoNo" Flores, Principal, Flores Residential LLC, San Antonio, Texas

2007
Elizabeth Morris, former President/CEO, San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego, CA

2006
Jack Quinn, PHM, Former Executive Director, City of Pueblo Housing Authority, Pueblo, CO

2005
Maria Lourdes Seman Ada, Executive Director, Northern Marianas Housing Corporation, Saipan, MP

2004
Kurt Creager, Former Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Housing Authority, Former NAHRO President, Vancouver, WA

2003
Helen L. Sause, Former Deputy Director, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Former NAHRO President, San Francisco, CA

2002
Richard Y. Nelson, Director, Montgomery County Department of Community Development, formerly Executive Director of NAHRO, and Chair, Housing Opportunities Commission, Montgomery County (MD)

2001
John T. McEvoy, Former Executive Director, National Council of State Housing Agencies, Washington, DC

1998
William S. Clements, PHM, Retired Executive Director, North Little Rock (AR) Housing Authority

1997
Robert L. Armstrong, President, AVI Consulting, Omaha, NE and Past President NAHRO

1996
I. Donald Terner, Former President and CEO, Bridge Housing Corporation, San Francisco, CA


 

For additional information, contact:

Sylvia Moore Bowen
877-866-2476, ext. 7201