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

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or submitting your application for one of our 2019 awards. Award nominations (other than the Black Pearl) must be submitted electronically. Emailed or mailed copies sent to the IAFP office will not be accepted. For information on Student Travel Awards visit the Student page. The deadline for all 2019 award nominations and applications is Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Make a Nomination

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2018 Recipient(s): Connie M. Freese

    Past Awardees

  • 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