Awards and Life Members

2018 Award Winners

2017 Telecommunicator of the Year

Tiffany Vo,
Sedgwick County Emergency Communications

Tiffany Vo

The Kansas Chapter of APCO would like to thank the
Colorado Chapter of APCO for selecting our winners.

Line Supervisor of the Year
Kate Neal-Dorsey,
Johnson County Emergency Communications

Kate Neal-Dorsey

Director of the Year
​Elliot Linke,
Ford County Communications

Elliot Linke

Team of the Year
Marshall County Dispatch

Marshall County

Past Kansas Telecommunicators of the Year                                   

2016- Heather Gerhardt, Shawnee County
2015 – Shinita Rice, Sedgwick County
2014 – Julia Holland, Sedgwick County
2013 – Elizabeth Scott, Shawnee County
2012 – Shawnee County (prior to Team Award)
2011 – Michelle Matson, Andover Police Dept
2010 – Karen Barnett, Lane County
2009 – Heather Farney, Hutchinson/Reno County
2008 – Gary Forbes, Hutchinson/Reno County
2007 – Toshia Hoover, Kiowa County
​2006 – Diana Dover, Harvey County
2005 – Lisa Weers, Miami County
2003 – Don Gruver, Harvey County
2002 – Shelly Haskins, Hutchinson/Reno County
2001 – Kristin Gill, Sedgwick County
1999 – Liz Sauerwein, Harvey County
1998 – Kim Pennington, Sedgwick County
​1997 – Linda Staats, Sedgwick County

Chapter Life Membership

Becoming a Chapter Life Member is a great honor. If you know of someone who deserves this honor please read this Life Member policy and fill out the APCO Life Member score card to return to the Board for review.

michele abbott 2Michele Abbott; Received at the Spring 2009 Conference

Kenny EasterKenny Easterly (left); Received at the Fall 2009 Conference

Mary MessamoreMary Messamore Received for many years of dedicated service as the Kansas Chapter Executive Council Rep.

Lance RoyerLance Royer; Received Life Membership Spring 2016 Conference