CDSS Lifetime Contribution Awards

2015 recipient to be announced...

Past Award Recipients
Recommendations Sought for 2016

Past Award Recipients

Lifetime Contribution Award — Recommendations Sought for 2016

you know someone that has made a long term and exceptional contribution to the mission of CDSS? Has this contribution benefited more than one geographical area or generation? Has he or she worked in conjunction with CDSS for more than twenty years? If the answer is "yes" to all of these, then you may know a future recipient of the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award (LCA).

Examples of a significant contribution include: increasing the quality of what we do by inspiration, instruction or excellent example; bringing what we do to new communities; expanding the repertoire of dance, music and/or song through scholarship or original composition; working behind the scenes or enabling others to make these contributions.

The timeline for recommendations has changed:

Nominations for 2016 must be received by March 20, 2015. Send your recommendations to or to Awards Committee chair Mary Devlin,  If you prefer snail mail, send information to Mary at 2230 SW Sunset Drive, Portland, OR 97239.

Your recommendation must include the name, address, phone number and email address of the person you are recommending as well as your own name and full contact information. Recommendations must be for living persons. Be sure to include one page highlighting why the person you are recommending deserves the award.  

We also need to know if you would be willing to organize the award event for the person you recommend if s/he should receive the LCA for 2015. If you are not able to do that please include the name(s) and contact info for people who would agree to do it. The event is organized in conjunction with CDSS.

The Awards Committee will review recommendations in late March 2015 and submit our recommendation to the CDSS Governing Board for its decision.