Hello, and greetings for a Happy New Year!  It’s time for the Eastern Region IPMA-HR to recognize the hard work and dedication of our Chapters and their members.  As the Region's Immediate Past President, I am serving as the Chair of this year's Awards Committee.  

I have attached the nomination form, and to the right, you will see a full description of each award and the criteria and guidelines for nominations.


As you probably know, award recipients are celebrated during the annual Training & Development Forum which in 2020 will be held Sunday, May 17, through Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Mystic, Connecticut.

It is so important to recognize our members, other HR professionals, and Supervisors/ Managers who have embraced public HR programs in this way, and so I urge you to canvas your Chapter members and submit your nominations in confidence to me at dheemsoth.ipma@gmail.com.

Your Chapter’s nomination is a great way to acknowledge those who are deserving of recognition and it also puts a wonderful glow on our organization of public Human Resources professionals!


Please submit your Nominations by COB, Friday, March 13, 2020, so that the Awards Committee and the Region’s Executive Board has time to complete their review; materials can be prepared for the Conference/Forum Program Booklet; awards/plaques can be ordered; and awardees can be notified and make plans to attend the Awards Ceremony, if possible.  The process and the application are simple to complete, and I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Make someone's year extra special by "spotlighting" their contributions and public service; and make our upcoming Conference/Forum special as well.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, feel free to contact me via email or phone at 508.760.6147.


Yours truly,


Deborah Heemsoth

Immediate Past President and Awards Chair

Awards Season is Open