WASHINGTON (6/6/14)--Nominations are now open for the Cooperative Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have served the cooperative community in genuinely heroic measures.
Locally, regionally or internationally, the work of the inductees goes to enhancing and advancing cooperative enterprises, empowering people and contributing to the broader acceptance of the cooperative model in the United States and around the world. Inductees include volunteers, public officials, cooperative employees and members.
Past inductees include Harriet May, former president/CEO, $2 billion-asset Government Employees CU, El Paso, Texas; Joy Cousminer, president/CEO, $19 million-asset Bethex FCU, Bronx, N.Y.; and former Credit Union National Association President/CEO Dan Mica.
Nominations may be submitted by organizations or individuals and include a nomination form, narrative of the nominee's life as it relates to the selection criteria and letters of endorsement. Inductees are evaluated by the following criteria:
- Statesmanship: Demonstrated statesmanship, innovation, personal commitment, leadership and vision beyond the professional competence and requirement of the position for which the inductee served the cooperative sector;
- Lasting achievement: Achieved identifiable and lasting change to improve and promote cooperatives;
- Cooperative advancement: Inspired and persuaded others to act to advance the cooperative system; and
- Recognition: Recognized for work relating to cooperatives at the local, regional, national or international level.
Nominations are due Aug. 1. Use the resource link for more information and nomination forms.