Member Service Award Winners

Member Service Awards recognize extraordinary service and significant contribution to the Institute by OPPI’s volunteer leadership.

Nominations may be submitted by District Chairs on behalf of District Leadership Teams and/or Nominations-at-large signed by two members in good standing (other than the nominee).

To make a nomination, read the Member Service Award Criteria and then submit the Nomination Form. Only applicatiions received through the nomination form will be considered. The deadline for completed nomination forms is June 1.

Read what some of last year's winners have to say about winning a Member Service Award and being recognized by OPPI:
 

"In my years with OPPI, I have had the privilege of meeting many dedicated planners who give generously of their time and talent. I know from my own experience as the recipient of the 2017 Member Service Award, recognition from your peers is a great honour." - Angela Dietrich, RPP


"My volunteer involvement with OPPI has been enriching, and I've always enjoyed being able to contribute to the growth of the profession. The unexpected recognition that has come with a Member Service Award is a great honour for me, especially with so many deserving candidates. I'm sincerely grateful. To receive the award in front of so many of my peers at the OPPI Conference made it all the more meaningful." - Chris Wicke, RPP

"While it has always been an easy decision to volunteer in OPPI activities, given all that the Institute offers to use as planning professionals, it was an honour to receive a Member Service Award. Because an award like this is so unexpected, it is particularly appreciated by recipients! Consider nominating a colleague for a Member Service Award this year." - Paul Baskcomb, RPP

Angela Dietrich, RPP
Angela Dietrich, RPP
Chris Wicke, RPP
Chris Wicke, RPP
Kira Dolch, RPP
Kira Dolch, RPP
Paul Baskcomb, RPP
Paul Baskcomb, RPP

Past Winners

2016

Don McConnell
Bob Short

2015

Christine Thompson (Posthumous)
David Aston
Steve Jefferson

2014

Christine Newbold
Jennifer Passy
Paul Chronis
Stephen Willis
Valerie Cranmer

2013

Marilyn Radman

2012

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2010

2009

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1994

Jeff Celentano initiated the member “Service Awards” for 1994. 

Prior to 1994 "Volunteer Service" awards were given out to recognize volunteers who had made significant contributions with OPPI and the planning profession.