NAHC Annual Awards spotlight those who make a difference for cooperative housing. Awardees will be celebrated at the NAHC Annual Conference in San Diego.
The Ida Curtis Fisher Registered Cooperative Manager of the Year Award honors the RCM who has demonstrated outstanding dedication by devoting time, energy and talent to the RCM program and the national cooperative housing industry. The award was established in 2013 in memory of Ida Curtis Fisher, one of the three founding members of the RCM program, and her efforts and devotion to the cooperative housing community.
2021 – Hope Turner
2019 – Gregory J. Carlson
2018 – Nicole Redding
2017 – Robin Lay
2016 – Linda Brockway
2015 – Kelly Barth
2014 – Brian Ross
The Development and Preservation Award recognizes an organization, association or business that displays innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, leadership or business judgment that improves the likelihood and volume of successful cooperative development or the long-term viability of existing cooperatives.
2020 – Colonial Townhouses
2017 – Golden Ring Cooperative
2016 – Dennis Johnson
2015 – CSI Support and Development
2013 – Alexandra Wilson
2012 – AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
The Cooperative Star Award recognizes a cooperative that displays sound leadership, management, and creates a particular value for its members. The cooperative should have systems in place to assure prudent preservation of their members’ interests. Eligible cooperatives should honor the basic principles of cooperative housing, certify that systems are in place to provide safe, sound and valuable housing and to protect the interests of their members.
2021 – Michigan Shores Cooperative
2020 – Barton Towers Cooperative
2018 – Mayfield Green Cooperative
2017 – St. Joseph’s Cooperative Community
2016 – Labelle Cooperative Towers
2015 – Second Stone Ridge Cooperative
2014 – River Oaks Towne Houses Cooperative
2013 – Belleville Coop Apartments
2012 – Concord Consumer Housing Cooperative
NAHC’s Board created this lifetime achievement award in memory of its namesake and a man regarded as NAHC’s founding father. The Jerry Voorhis Award is NAHC’s highest honor, recognizing significant leadership in both theory and practice. Jerry Voorhis, a man of impeccable integrity, believed in and did his best to teach, apply and widen the use of basic cooperative principles.
2021 – Greg Carlson, Fairview Owners Corp.
2019 – Randall Pentiuk
2017 – Ralph Marcus
2016 – Charon J.W. Motayne
2015 – Douglas Kleine
2014 – Paul Bradley
2013 – David J. Thompson
2012 – William Magee
The Cooperative Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding service to cooperative housing and the achievement and contribution of a cooperative member who helped a cooperative or association of cooperatives to better serve its members.
2021 – Kathy Sinicropi
2019 – Arthur Slater
2018 – Patricia Byrd
2017 – Sarah Yankey Frempong
2016 – Lakeisha Jackson
2015 – Stephanie McGaha
2014 – Edward Bruenjes
2013 – Rosie White
2012 – Patricia Tischbien
The author of the year is awarded to an individual in recognition of contributions to NAHC publications through writing, reviewing and editing. Nominations are made by the editor and reviewed by the communications committee.
2021 – Altoria Ross, Greenbelt Homes, Inc.
2018 – Herb Fisher
2016 – Douglas Kleine
2015 – David J. Thompson
Selected by the NAHC President, the Roger Willcox President’s Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the National Association of Housing Cooperatives and the cooperative housing movement.
2021 – Hugh Jeffers
2019 – Karen Harvey
2018 – Richard Berendson
2017 – Roger Wilcox
2016 – Judy Sullivan
2015 – Scott Jackson and Ann Davidson
2014 – Michael Beall
2013 – Mary Alex Blanton
2013 – Ann Fedorchak