The Distinguished Award of Council has been presented annually since 1959 to an outstanding Akron area citizen. This award honors the recipient for his/her involvement in civic activities as well as technical and managerial abilities. It is this type of outstanding involvement, which increases the prestige and enhances the image of the engineering and scientific profession.
In reviewing the qualifications of potential nominees for this distinguished award, technical achievements and discoveries, managerial ability, activity in professional societies (not only locally, but nationally), should be considered. However, greater emphasis should be placed on civic involvement and work on various citizen's committees and other civic organizations including charitable groups, church and government organizations, youth groups and the like.
The foregoing would include_once for consideration of the Distinguished Award of Council, those individuals who fulfill the above requirements, yet are not necessarily engineers or scientists. However, their work must include_once either membership in a technical society, not necessarily an ACESS member, or must interface with technical policies and decision making.
Nominations may be submitted by societies or individual members and should contain complete information about the candidates. The following type of information is required:
- Personal Data - Name, Address, Family status, etc.
- Civie Achievements - Describe activities, offices held special accomplishments, awards, etc.
- Professional Achievements - Awards, honors, patents, job titles, responsibilities, accomplishments, etc.
- Professional Society Achievements - Society membership, offices held, awards, special recognitions, etc.