The 2016 ASSE Midnight Sun Chapter Awards were presented at the Chapter Meetings on February 2nd, 2017 and April 6th, 2017.
And the winners are….
Safety Professional of the Year
Marie was one of the founding members of ASSE Midnight Sun Chapter. She has served in all the leadership positions in the Midnight Sun Chapter and has been a member for 25years. She is involved and dedicated to the safety profession, ASSE, and in community safety needs.
Marie has spear headed many different programs throughout the years to include the Coast Guard Vessel program with the State of Alaska; The pilot program of the Safety Certificate Degree Program with UAF; Student membership program for ASSE. These are just a few of the many accomplishments she has achieved. Her continued focus and dedication to the safety profession greatly benefits the Alaska community.
Mover and Shaker
Seth is currently is the AKOSH SHARP coordinator. Even though he wasn’t a member, Seth has been attending The Midnight Sun Chapter meetings for a number of years. He has volunteered and given technical presentations at a number of the chapters meetings. His knowledge has been an asset to the chapter and to various businesses in the community and around the state of Alaska. With a little prodding, Seth joined the Midnight Sun Chapter. The chapter greatly appreciates his service and is looking forward to working with him in the years to come.
“I believe the role of Secretary is often underappreciated, taken for granted, and sometimes abused, but June has taken on this role for 4 years and has been a tremendous asset to the Executive Committee and Chapter. June Moore has been an ASSE member for 8 years, and Executive Committee Secretary for 4 years. June keeps and writes the minutes, maintains our website, maintains our records, communicates with members and partnerships, and takes on a host of other duties in the interest of the Chapter. June is feeling the need to step down next year and dedicate her time elsewhere, but this also opens up an opportunity for new members to step in to ASSE leadership. I very much appreciate the hard work and dedication June has given us and wish to formally recognize her with this year’s Presidents Award. Thank you June, for all you have done.” – John Clendenin, President
Golden Hard Hat Award
Will Brophy of CCI
On 29 August, 2016, William Brophy demonstrated professional leadership as the sole responder during a fire located in a local Fairbanks craft store (Michaels). Mr. Brophy was on a routine store visit to purchase supplies and not only recognized the fire, but took measures to clear the building of other customers. The risks included a physical threat to the building and smoke inhalation, burns, and possible loss of life to for all persons inside. Mr. Brophy is a member of our community that used safety and risk mitigation training he had received at work in an emergency situation that he encountered while off duty. Will Brophy’s exceptional support and response saved lives with zero recorded injuries. He gives credit to his emergency action training from CCI. This is a great example of how training at work can translate to the needs of the community.