Chapter Merit Awards

Chapter Merit Awards

The Chapter Merit Awards are annual awards that honor the outstanding events, publications and strides of the NAIOP’s chapters throughout the year. The awards are presented at the Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat.

Award winners are chosen by a peer committee comprising volunteer judges.

Chapter Merit Awards

  • Communication Initiative
  • Community Service
  • Developing Leaders Program
  • Education
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Membership
  • Special Event
  • Sponsorship Program
  • Chapter Volunteer of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Chapter Executive
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Chapter President
  • Chapter of the Year

2016 Winners

Chapter President of the Year: James Knott, Jr., NAIOP Maryland
Chapter Executive of the Year:
Kerry Parker, NAIOP San Francisco
Chapter Volunteer of the Year:
David Ward, NAIOP Greater Toronto

Chapters of the Year
Large chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium chapter: NAIOP New Mexico

Communication Initiative
Large chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Medium chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Community Service
Large chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Medium chapter: NAIOP Raleigh Durham
Small chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Developing Leaders Program
Large chapter: NAIOP Northern Virginia
Medium chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small chapter: NAIOP Tulsa

Education
Large chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium chapter: NAIOP South Florida
Small chapter: NAIOP Upstate New York

Legislative/Government Affairs
Large chapter: NAIOP Souther Nevada
Medium chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small chapter: NAIOP North Carolina

Membership
Large chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto

Special Events
Large chapter: NAIOP Chicago
Medium chapter: NAIOP Raleigh Durham
Small chapter: NAIOP Greater Philadelphia

Sponsorship Program
Large chapter: NAIOP New Jersey
Medium chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small chapter: NAIOP North Carolina Piedmont Triad

2015 Winners

Chapter President of the Year: Megan Creecy-Herman, NAIOP Arizona
Chapter Executive of the Year:
Reesa Fischer, NAIOP Massachusetts
Chapter Volunteer of the Year:
Amy Whitacre, NAIOP Northern Ohio

Chapters of the Year
Large chapter: NAIOP Minnesota
Medium chapter: NAIOP Central Florida
Small chapter: NAIOP Research Triangle

Chapter Communication Tool
Large chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium chapter: NAIOP Utah
Small chapter: NAIOP Tulsa

Community Service
Large chapter: NAIOP Georgia
Medium chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Developing Leaders Program
Large chapter: NAIOP Maryland/DC
Medium chapter: NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area
Small chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Education
Large chapter: MDDC Education
Medium chapter: NAIOP Inland Empire
Small chapter: NAIOP Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Legislative/Government Affairs
Large chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small chapter: NAIOP Charlotte

Membership
Large chapter: NAIOP Minnesota
Medium chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small chapter: NAIOP Central Ohio

Special Events
Large chapter: NAIOP Georgia
Medium chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Sponsorship Program
Large chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium chapter: NAIOP Maryland

2014 Winners

Chapter President of the Year: Keaton Merrell, NAIOP Arizona
Chapter Executive of the Year:
The O'Ferrall Group, NAIOP Maryland
Chapter Volunteer of the Year:
Graeme Silvera, NAIOP Vancouver

Chapters of the Year
Large chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium chapter: NAIOP New Mexico

Chapter Communication Tool
Large chapter: NAIOP Minnesota

Community Service
Large chapter: NAIOP Southern Nevada
Medium chapter: NAIOP Inland Empire
Small chapter: NAIOP North Carolina Piedmont Triad

Developing Leaders Program
Large chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Small chapter: NAIOP Research Triangle

Education
Large chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Legislative/Government Affairs
Large chapter: NAIOP Minnesota
Medium chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small chapter: NAIOP North Carolina

Membership
Medium chapter: NAIOP Central Florida

Special Events
Large chapter: NAIOP San Diego
Medium chapter: NAIOP Houston
Small chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Sponsorship Program
Large chapter: NAIOP Colorado

2013 Winners

Chapter Volunteer of the Year: David Domres, NAIOP Wisconsin
Chapter Executive of the Year: Tim Lawless, NAIOP Arizona
Chapter President of the Year: Bo Johnson, NAIOP Northwest Florida

Chapter of the Year
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Chapter Communication Tool
Criteria: Online or print publication concept and design; achievement of goals and objectives; funding.
Large Chapter: NAIOP SoCal
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Pittsburgh
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Community Service
Criteria: Community benefit; funding plans; member involvement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Georgia
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Nashville

Developing Leader Program
Criteria: Leadership for Developing Leaders; member involvement; growth of program; non-member outreach
Large Chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Wisconsin
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Digital Media Outreach
Criteria: Use of technology; social media engagement; digital presence; member engagement
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver

Education
Criteria: Concept and content of education program; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Legislative/Government Affairs
Criteria: Achievement of state/local legislative issue; PAC funding/engagement; communication of legislative agenda
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Membership
Criteria: Membership retention and recruitment programs; Board and member engagement; membership growth
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Nashville

Special Event
Criteria: Marketing; strategy; theme development; press coverage; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP Research Triangle

Sponsorship Program
Criteria: Sponsor renewal rate; new sponsor recruitment; total revenue generated
Large Chapter: NAIOP Chicago
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

2012 Winners

Chapter Volunteer of the Year: Todd Holzer, NAIOP Arizona
Chapter Executive of the Year: Katrina Bruce, NAIOP Southern Nevada
Chapter President of the Year: Drew Dolan, NAIOP New Mexico

Chapter of the Year
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP New York City

Chapter Communication Tool
Criteria: Online or print publication concept and design; achievement of goals and objectives; funding.
Large Chapter: NAIOP Washington State
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small Chapter: NAIOP Tulsa

Community Service
Criteria: Community benefit; funding plans; member involvement
Large Chapter: NAIOP San Diego
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland

Developing Leader Program
Criteria: Leadership for Developing Leaders; member involvement; growth of program; non-member outreach
Large Chapter: NAIOP Georgia
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP New York City

Digital Media Outreach
Criteria: Use of technology; social media engagement; digital presence; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Southern Nevada
Medium Chapter: NAIOP South Florida

Education
Criteria: Concept and content of education program; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Southern Nevada
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Central Florida

Legislative/Government Affairs
Criteria: Achievement of state/local legislative issue; PAC funding/engagement; communication of legislative agenda
Large Chapter: NAIOP Minnesota
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Inland Empire
Small Chapter: NAIOP Hawaii

Membership
Criteria: Membership retention and recruitment programs; Board and member engagement; membership growth
Large Chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium Chapter: NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Special Event
Criteria: Marketing; strategy; theme development; press coverage; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Pittsburgh
Small Chapter: NAIOP North Carolina Piedmont Triad

Sponsorship Program
Criteria: Sponsor renewal rate; new sponsor recruitment; total revenue generated
Large Chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Wisconsin
Small Chapter: NAIOP Silicon Valley

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