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Special Awards

The Association presents two awards annually recognizing special individuals. At the Midwinter Conference, the Association presents the Youth Achievement Award to an individual who has succeeded in our programs and has turned their life around.


At the Annual Conference, the Association recognizes a member who has contributed to their Court, their community and the Association with the Mary S. Coleman award. Members will receive further information regarding this recognition in the future.

 

MARY S. COLEMAN AWARD

Many members fail to nominate very deserving staff under the mistaken notion this is the “Martha Stewart Award” requiring that the recipient:

  • Work a 40-hour week at the sponsoring court;
  • Donate 20-40 hours additional service without requesting compensatory time;
  • Keep the family home comprised of spouse, three children and two foster children running smoothly and happily;
  • Volunteer weekends at the local animal shelter; and
  • Coach weekday evenings for the neighborhood Little League.

In contrast, the Mary S. Coleman Award is intended to honor the court worker whose contributions cast a special glow upon their court. Past winners tend to be individuals who:

  • Make coming to work a pleasure for their judges and their co-workers;
  • Turn obstacles into challenges;
  • Perform their job competently and professionally;
  • Freely give their assistance and talents to others;
  • Tend to look for the brighter side of a situation;
  • Perform their jobs without self-serving or hidden agendas;
  • Treat judges, co-workers, and clients with respect and positive regard
  • Contribute heavily to their court’s being viewed in a very positive light by the manner in which they conduct themselves privately and professionally in the community.

Take the time to identify and honor those special individuals within your workplace by completing the enclosed nomination forms today. Win or lose, it’s a nice feeling to be recognized and appreciated by those with whom we work.

Nominations should be sent by August 1st of the conference year to: Jeff Damore, Calhoun County Juvenile Court, 161 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014. 269-969-6768, or scan to email @ jdamore@calhouncountymi.gov.

Download the nomination form here.

MARYLYNN MORAWA YOUTH ACHIEVMENT AWARD

Take the time to identify and honor a youth who has succeeded in our programs and has turned their life around.

Nominations should be sent by February 1st of the conference year to: Jeff Damore, Calhoun County Juvenile Court, 161 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014. 269-969-6768, or scan to email @ jdamore@calhouncountymi.gov.

Download the nomination form here.

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