Sisson Ownby Award
The Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) introduces the Sisson/Ownby Rising Star Award in honor of two of SAHMA’s founding members, the late Ed Sisson and SAHMA Past-President Patty Ownby. Ed Sisson helped set the standards for superior performance in the management of affordable housing and was the epitome of using education and training as a means to advance to the ranks of a property management executive. Similarly, Patty Ownby has worked tirelessly in our industry and was instrumental in the creation of national education and certification programs; she rose to become a leader in our industry and our organization.
Both were recognized early on in their careers as rising leaders and they exemplified the same commitment and dedication to affordable housing management. Their outstanding work in providing and improving the quality of affordable housing in the Southeast is legendary.
NOW, we are searching to find and recognize new emerging leaders in our industry who follow in the footsteps of Mr. Sisson and Ms. Ownby.
Do you have someone in your organization or know of someone in our industry who is uniquely gifted and inspiring? Is working their way up the professional ladder one rung at a time? With this award we’d like to recognize a deserving member of our affordable housing community and award them a $1,000 tuition honorarium so they can continue up the ladder and fulfill their professional goals.
All YOU have to do is nominate a deserving individual! Send us a letter containing complete contact information for you and your nominee. Make sure to provide details relating to the questions below. You may nominate as many persons as you feel deserve this honor. Naturally, your nominee must be employed by a SAHMA member company.
To be eligible for consideration:
- Describe the nominee’s current industry related education and credentials (FHC, CPO, SHCM, NAHP etc.) or their plan to attain these or other industry education/credentials.
- How has the nominee contributed above and beyond the norm, to the success of their property/company (staying current on industry changes, being pro-active and a creative problem solver, team player etc.)
- Other accomplishments or activities in our industry/community (SAHMA or community/charity volunteer etc., that contribute to their overall commitment to our industry)
The deadline for nominations is
Friday, June 9, 2017 (Extended to June 16, 2017). Please note that this is a firm deadline. The award recipient will be selected by the SAHMA Awards Committee based solely on the information derived from the nomination. The award will be presented at the SAHMA Regional Conference and Trade Show, August 15th -17th 2016, Jacksonville, FL.
There is no fee associated with this nomination. Simply provide a letter of nomination, along with this nomination form, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 800-743-8278 by the deadline. What better way to recognize an industry rising star! If you need additional information, please contact the SAHMA office (800) 745-4088 or email email@example.com.
Sisson/Ownby Rising Star Award Winner
2016 · Rindy Kirkman
2015 · Michelle T. Daniels
2014 · Tijua Robinson
Ed Sisson Award Winners
2012 · Ron Budynas
2011 · Pat Somers
2010 · Alice F. Morris
2009 · Linda D. Mills
2008 · Donna Atkinson
2007 · Mike Hjort
2006 · Rebecca Black
2005 · Brent Frost
2004 · Alma J. Chavis
2003 · Kim Howard
2002 · Cindy Pappas
2001 · Dwayne Legrant
2000 · Melissa Evans
1999 · Jennie Hawkins
1998 · Maxine Moore
1997 · Bonny Olayiwola
1996 · Earnestine McAlister
1995 · Brenda Davis