John D. Lange International Award

Purpose:  To further the work of the NAHRO International Committee by recognizing a person in the housing and community development field who has made an outstanding contribution toward international understanding and exchange of international experience.

History: The award was established in 1983 in the name of John D. Lange, Executive Director of NAHRO from 1951 to 1970, who actively participated throughout his professional career in international exchange and, in his retirement, carried out executive service assignments in Argentina, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Qualifications: Each nominee must have direct affiliation with the housing and community development field and have made an outstanding contribution to international understanding in housing and community development.

Deadline: August 15, 2017 - contact Carmen Smith by June 26, 2017 if you intend on nominating someone.

The winner will be honored at NAHRO's National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, October 27-29, 2017.

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Scoring Criteria and Lange Application Format

Qualifications: Each nominee must have direct affiliation with the housing and community development field and have made an outstanding contribution in providing, promoting or developing better housing and community development throughout the World.

The review committee will base its recommendation on the following factors:

1. Specific achievements accomplished over an extended period of time in the field of housing and/or community development as a public official, provider or advocate.

2. Professional career in international development either managing international projects, starting new programs in other countries, creating incentives for foreign investments in US communities, and assisting with projects and programs that are being performed by U.S. or international organizations.

3. The extent to which the individual is recognized as an expert in the field as exemplified through scholarly and professional writings, participation in international conferences and meetings and participation in professional exchanges.

Previous Winners

2016

Jaime Bordenave, President,The Communities Group

2015

Kerron Barnes, IRGE Member

2014
Bob Kempink, Chief Executive, FLOW (Fonds Leren en Ontwikkelen Wooncorporaties), Almere-Haven, The Netherlands.

2013 
Gerrit Teunis, Chief Executive, Housing Association Beter Wonen Vechtdal,  The Netherlands

2012
Theresa Williamson, Executive Director, Catalytic Communities, Washington, DC and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2011
Robert Dubinsky , Chairman, International Housing Coalition, Washington, DC

2010
Sofie Eldor, Director, Urban Planning Department, Ministry of Construction and Housing, Jerusalem, Israel

2009
Michel Holsten, Vice President, Office of Business Development, CHF International, Silver Spring, MD

2008
Rick Gentry, President/CEO. San Diego Housing Commission. San Diego, CA, and former NAHRO President

2007
Dr. Thomas Manion, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Irwell Valley Housing, Manchester, England

2006
Rodney Dykes, Managing Director, RDHS, Ltd., Deputy Chair, Liverpool Housing Action Trust, Formby, Liverpool England

2005
David A. Smith, Recap Advisors, Inc., Boston, MA

2004
Montebang Lawrence Ramashamole, Honorary Treasurer and Immediate Past President, Institute for Housing of South Africa (IHSA), Republic of South Africa

2003
Christine Davies, Housing Researcher/Consultant, Former Trustee of William Sutton Trust, United Kingdom

2002
Claude Roy; Urban Planner, Société d'habitation du Québec, Chair, Canadian Housing & Renewal Association, Montreal, Canada

2001
Peter Kimm; former Director, U.S. - Asia Environmental Partnership; USAID, Washington, DC

2000
Lester Gross, President, International Management Services, Inc., Community Outreach Director, Institute of Public Affairs, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

1999
Mary E. Paumen, Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

1998
John Geraghty, Senior International Affairs, Program Officer, HUD, Washington, DC

1997
Gordon Cavanaugh, Esq., Partner, Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, Washington, DC

1996
Robert W. Maffin, Consultant and Resident Advisor to Bulgarian Government and Former NAHRO Executive Director

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