Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award

The 2014 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Selection Committee is accepting nominations for this year’s award to be announced at the Seattle Propeller Club’s May Seattle Maritime luncheon. The Puget Sound Maritime Man of the Year award began in 1951 when the newly formed Puget Sound Maritime Press Association decided to honor maritime leaders deserving special recognition. The association started the Maritime luncheon as a venue for presenting the award, which was renamed the Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award in 1993, in recognition of the increasingly important role of women throughout the maritime industry.

Nominations must be received by April 14, 2014 and may be e-mailed to Rich Berkowitz at rberkowitz@trans-inst.org. Nominations should include specific achievements of the candidate, particularly those impacting the Puget Sound maritime community, and a brief biography of the nominee. Industry segments represented by past recipients include steamship lines and agents, tug and barge operators, marine architects, passenger and fishing vessel operators, port authorities, stevedores, and labor. Several paragraphs about the nominee are sufficient.

You may also send your nominations for the recipient of the Public Official of the Year Award recipient. Each year the Seattle Propeller Club recognizes a local elected or public official whose outstanding work or service has made a significant contribution to maritime commerce in the Pacific Northwest. A brief summary of the nominee’s qualifications for the award is welcome.

Contact Rich Berkowitz at (206) 443-1738 with any questions about either award nomination.