Awards

PRESIDENT’S AWARD 
The President’s Award honors members of the public, media, or government who have contributed significantly this past year in increasing public awareness of mediation.

2017 HONORABLE LARRY SOLOMON
2016 HONORABLE MERYL D. WILSON
2015 DOUGLAS COUNTY KANSAS JUDGES
2014 DR. STEVE CANN
2013 JUDGE G. JOSEPH PIERRON
2012 KATY NITCHER
2011 JUDGE JEAN SCHMIDT
2010 COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTER
2009 THE HONORABLE RICHARD B. WALKER
2008 THE HONORABLE WILLIAM ISENHOUR
2007 THE CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE INITIATIVE & KEN GROTEWEIL
2006 HONONABLE ROBERT FAIRCHILD, LAWRENCE & ALVIN BROOKS, MAYOR PRO TEM & DISTRICT 6th COUNCILMAN
2005 MISSOURI LT. GOVERNOR PETER KINDER & THE HONOARABLE THE HONORABLE JAMES BEASLEY
2003 THE HONORABLE MICHAEL H. FARLEY
2002 JOHN HOLT, CHANNEL 4 & SENATOR LANA OLEEN

ACORN AWARD 
The Acorn Award honors a member of Heartland Mediators Association who has contributed extensively to the field of mediation and to the Association.

2017 TERRIE MCCANTS & NANCY O’CONNER
2016 ROBERT ‘BOB’ WILLIAMS
2015 ALINE COLE BARRETT
2014 KIRSTEN ZERGER
2013 BARBARA SCHMIDT
2012 ROXANNE EMMERT-DAVIS
2011 EVAN ASH
2010 RONNIE BEACH
2009 JANET LHUILLIER
2008 ELGENE VER DUGHT &, GARY FLORY
2007 BARRY CARROLL
2005 KATHLEEN BIRD
2003 NAOMI ADAM
2002 PEG NICHOLS
2001 GARY KRETCHMER, JOANNE KATZ, NANCY HUGHES & JEANNE ERIKSON

prior recipients: Art Thompson, Helen Wahl

MARGARET “PEG” NICHOLS
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

HMA recognizes an individual who volunteers their time as a mediator and is chosen as the outstanding volunteer mediator of the year.

2017 MICHAEL KAYE
2016 LORI S. KLARFELD
2015 THE HONORABLE KEVIN P. MORIARTY
2014 REV. THEA NIETFELD
2013 DEBBY FITZHUGH
2012 JOAN DONNELLY
2011 RON ROBINSON
2010 ALINE COLE BARRETT
2009 JOHN ERRANTE
2008 GLENNA PREMER
2007 WILLIAM J. RYAN

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

2017 HONORABLE LINDA TRIGG: Lifetime Achievement
2014 EVAN ASH: Excellence in Service to HMA & to the Field of Mediation
2014 ART THOMPSON: Devotion to ADR in Kansas
2013 GARY KRETCHMER: Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Mediation

SCHOLASTIC AWARD

Each year Heartland Mediators Association seeks nominations from Kansas and Missouri schools to receive the organization’s Scholastic Mediation Award. The nominees may be schools in grades kindergarten through grade 12 that implement and utilize conflict resolution skills or have active peer mediation programs. Heartland is interested in identifying schools providing an alternative dispute resolution experience for their students

2017 WICHITA WEST HIGH SCHOOL
2016 NO AWARD GIVEN
2015 COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER AT WINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
2014 NO AWARD GIVEN
2013 NO AWARD GIVEN
2012 NO AWARD GIVEN
2011 NO AWARD GIVEN
2010 WELLINGTON-NAPOLEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – MO
EISENHOWER MIDDLE SCHOOL – KS
GODDARD MIDDLE SCHOOL – KS
2009 NO AWARD GIVEN
2008 TOPEKA WEST HIGH SCHOOL & MAYSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2007 SANTE FE ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & SHAWNEE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
2006 RAYTOWN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL MEDIATION TEAM PROGRAM
2005 COUNCIL GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL PEER HELPER/MEDIATION PROGRAM & KC NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL PEER MEDIATION TEAM PROGRAM