Sanitarian Award

Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the profession of the Sanitarian.

Submit a Nomination

Nominate a worthy colleague for one of our 2020 awards. Award nominations (other than the Black Pearl Award) must be submitted by email as one PDF to awards@foodprotection.org. Mailed copies sent to the IAFP office or to any other email address will not be accepted. For information on Student Travel Awards, visit the Student page. The deadline for all 2020 award nominations is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Make a Nomination

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2019 Recipient(s): Scott Burnett

    Past Awardees

  • 2018 — Connie M. Freese
  • 2017 — Candace Jacobs
  • 2016 — Karl Thorson
  • 2015 — Joe Stout
  • 2014 — Christina Ritchey Wilson
  • 2013 — David F. Blomquist
  • 2012 — Robert Hennes
  • 2011 — Randy L. Elsberry
  • 2010 — Jeff Kornacki
  • 2009 — Philip S. Wolff
  • 2008 — Don Wilding
  • 2007 — Charles A. "Bert" Bartleson
  • 2006 — Jack Guzewich
  • 2005 — Steven T. Sims
  • 2004 — Helen M. Piotter
  • 2003 — None Given
  • 2002 — Dan Erickson
  • 2001 — O. D. "Pete" Cook
  • 2000 — Norris A. Robertson, Jr.
  • 1999 — Gloria I. Swick
  • 1998 — Terry B. Musson
  • 1997 — Randall A. Daggs
  • 1996 — Leon H. Jensen
  • 1995 — Everett E. Johnson
  • 1994 — Charles Price
  • 1993 — Lawrence Roth
  • 1992 — Dick B. Whitehead
  • 1991 — James I. Kennedy
  • 1990 — Leon Townsend
  • 1989 — Robert Gales
  • 1988 — Kirmon Smith
  • 1987 — Erwin P. Gadd
  • 1986 — Jay Boosinger
  • 1985 — Harry Haverland
  • 1984 — Harold Wainess
  • 1983 — None Given
  • 1982 — Edwin L. Ruppert
  • 1981 — Paul Pace
  • 1980 — John A. Baghott
  • 1979 — Bailus Walker, Jr.
  • 1978 — Orlowe Osten
  • 1977 — Harold Bengsch
  • 1976 — M. W. Jefferson
  • 1975 — Samuel C. Rich
  • 1974 — Clarence K. Luchterhand
  • 1973 — None Given
  • 1972 — Ambrose P. Bell
  • 1971 — Shelby Johnson
  • 1970 — None Given
  • 1969 — W. R. McLean
  • 1968 — Roy T. Olson
  • 1967 — Roger L. Stephens
  • 1966 — Paris B. Boles
  • 1965 — Harold R. Irvin
  • 1964 — None Given
  • 1963 — R. L. Cooper
  • 1962 — Larry Gordon
  • 1961 — Martin C. Donovan
  • 1960 — James C. Barringer
  • 1959 — William Kempa
  • 1958 — Karl A. Mohr
  • 1957 — Harold J. Barnum
  • 1956 — John H. Fritz
  • 1955 — B. G. Tennent
  • 1954 — Kelley G. Vester
  • 1953 — E. F. Meyers
  • 1952 — Paul Corash