Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MNVOAD) is seeking nominations for individuals for their second annual MNVOAD North Star award. Individuals nominated should exemplify the philosophy and the practice of the four principles of the VOAD movement (Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration) in disaster response.

Nominees should facilitate and promote more effective service to people affected by disaster through convening mechanisms, outreach, advocacy, and as a champion and facilitator for the application of our values and core principles.

Contributions can be made in any area of the disaster cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery), or any combination of areas. Nominations should be no more than one single spaced page of 12 point Times New Roman Font, (1,000 word maximum).

Nominations must be received by 2/28/2014, using the link below:


Help us to choose the next individual to receive the MNVOAD North Star award! Please feel free to contact me at (charlieobrien52@yahoo.com), or Dennis Walter at (651) 201-7442 (dennis.walter@state.mn.us) if you have any questions about the award, or the award process.

Thank you!

Charlie O’Brien

MNVOAD President