Call for Nominations of the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award
The Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award is a crime prevention and public safety award that recognizes individuals based on community oriented engagement and activities that are collaborative, cooperative, and proactive. This award highlights the importance of maintaining an environment where safety is essential to the successful mission of UC Davis, UC Davis Health and its surrounding communities. The goal of the leadership award is to promote safety and security by recognizing individuals and/or organizations on the UC Davis campus, UCD Health campus, or the surrounding communities for their contributions toward safety. The award was developed by members of the campus community to honor Chief Emeritus Calvin Handy’s legacy of public service and leadership, and his outstanding record of engagement and relationship building.
All campus community members (student, faculty or staff) are eligible for nomination, as are citizens in the communities surrounding the UC Davis campus and UC Davis Health in Sacramento. Business and service groups, governmental agencies, and organizations in the community are also eligible for nomination. Please see the nomination process and procedures for a broader description of eligibility criteria.
Criteria and Qualifications:
- Individuals, groups, or organizations that demonstrate actions which create or support the safety of community members;
- Through their leadership efforts, nominee(s) established a sustainable program or cultivated and/or enhanced relationships that encouraged the collaboration of two or more groups to create an identifiable impact on public safety
UC Davis Nominations (submitted by UC Davis employees):
Nomination forms can be completed here. If you do not have computer access nominations can be faxed to 530-754-7987, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 14, 2021 at 11:59PM. For questions contact Vickie Gomez 530-752-2071.
External Nominations (submitted by non-UC Davis employees):
Complete this online nomination form or complete a nomination form downloadable here and email to Vickie Gomez, email@example.com, and if desired a one page letter may be submitted describing the attributes and accomplishments of the individual, group or organization. The qualifying information should be specific and comprehensive, yet written so that readers outside the nominee’s field can understand the impact of the accomplishment(s). Deadline for nominations is March 14, 2021 at 11:59PM.
Specifics about nominations:
The focus of the leadership award is public safety and security however, that does not limit nominations to public safety first responders like police or fire departments though they are eligible. We encourage nominations from the campus and surrounding community. Some eligible individuals or organizations include school crime prevention programs, sexual assault education programs, child safety programs, family shelters, elderly care programs, medical clinics and hospitals, diversity and culture based programs, emergency management programs, charitable and non-profit organizations whose mission promotes a safe and secure environment, and media organizations who use their outreach capability to promote public safety. The scope of nomination is not limited, however in each and every case the action must constitute a positive impact on safety and security.