Awards and Life Members

We are so sad that we couldn’t all get together this year to celebrate these fabulous 911 Professionals! All recipients will receive their gifts and awards from the board by delivery this year and we will share those pictures as soon as we get them completed. We hope that you all stay safe and we hope to see you in the Spring 2021 in Manhattan! We thank each and every one of you that submitted an award. It was very hard for the Colorado NENA/APCO Board to choose one for each catagory. We thank them for being our voting partners.

To submit for the 2020 nominees in the 2021 year please select the correct tab below to fill out the form(s) by March 1st, 2021!

The form will automatically email to the board for review and submit for voting with the Colorado APCO/NENA Chapter. If you have any problems with the forms you may need to use a different web browser. If you still can’t get it to work, email Becky at to get a PDF form.

TCOY Nomination Form Director Nomination Supervisor Nomination Team Nomination Years of Service Nomination

2019 Telecommunicator of the Year Went to

Janea Fleming of Franklin County!

Janea Fleming, TCOY 2019

2019 Director of the Year, James Tweed of Jefferson County

James Tweed with Kelly Chess (APCO 2nd Vice President)

2019 Line Supervisor of the Year,Erin Harrell of Shawnee County

Erin Harrell, Supervisor of the Year 2019

2019 Team of the Year- Rice County Emergency Communications

L to R: Danette Fletcher, Stephanie Sigler, Cecilia Villanueva, Julissa (Landeros) Reyes, and Sasha McDilda Not pictured: Marci Heath

Past Kansas Telecommunicators of the Year                                 

2018 Mary Rothchild, Jewell County Sheriff’s Office 2017- Tiffany Vo, Sedgwick County Emergency Communications 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; Life Membership Spring 2016 Conference

file9-5  Elizabeth Phillips;  Life Membership Fall 2018 Conference