CMAA Central PA Chapter Awards Committee Plan

April 28, 2020

Committee Chair: Chris Cunningham, CCM

The purpose of this plan is to identify and implement the items listed below in order to get the newly formed CMAA Central PA Chapter’s Awards Committee established as well as issue Achievement Awards for well deserving construction projects.

The following are crucial for a successful awards committee:

1.      Committee Members – As of today, only 2 members are part of this committee: Committee Chair and Tim Gingrich (JMT). Chair will work the Chapter board and members to enlist more members of this committee.

2.      Establish Recurring Award Committee Meetings – Like the scholarship plan, once the committee members are identified, Chair will set up recurring meetings to discuss committee business. 

3.      Develop Criteria and Contractor Form for Awards– Committee will develop the criteria and contractor form for the Chapter to issue achievement awards. Chair received info from Baltimore Chapter which was used as a guide. Chair will issue criteria and contractor form to board for approval.

4.      Develop Committee Checklist for Awards Selection – Chair received info from Baltimore Chapter which was used as a guide. Once criteria is finalized, committee will develop the committee checklist for award selection.

5.      Identify Type/Cost of Award – Committee will identify options of various awards with associated costs for Board approval. Committee will research other chapters’ awards as potential options. Plaques are typically presented to the winners for other chapters. Committee will research vendors/pricing and give options to the Board.

6.      Fund Raising – As with the Chapter and other committees, funds are needed to issue awards. A goal of one award for 2020 is achievable. Chair will work with the committee and Chapter to establish fundraising events and activities in order to support the new awards program.

7.      Identify Awards Selection Committee - Chair to develop selection committee with recommendations from the Board.

8.      Awards Implementation Date – As the Chapter has just started, our goal for awards will be three projects for 2020. These can be awarded on January 28, 2021 at an awards banquet.

9.      Application, Selection and Award Timeline – Committee to develop timeline which will identify due date for the award applications, selection process and Award announcement at the January Award meeting. Proposed timeline:

                                                              i.      June 1, 2020 – Applications available

                                                             ii.      August 31, 2020 – Applications received

                                                           iii.      September 18, 2020 – Initial Application Vetting for completeness complete

                                                           iv.      October 30, 2020 – Selection committee identifies potential winners and notifies Board

                                                             v.      December 4, 2020 - Board review complete and winners identified

                                                           vi.      December 15, 2020 – Notify Winners

                                                         vii.      January 28, 2021 - Present Project Awards

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