National Legislative Services and Security Association (NLSSA) Awards

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The following lists three awards given to NLSSA members who have spent years of service dedicated to both their respective legislatures and to NLSSA


Tony Beard Memorial Award

Recipient must have spent many years serving NLSSA, or someone who has exerted an extraordinary effort on behalf of the Association. The word "extraordinary," means something that is unexpected, astonishing, amazing, exceptional, remarkable or great. This award is a lifetime achievement award and is the most coveted of all NLSSA awards Very careful consideration should be given to the selection of possible candidates for nomination.

Year

Recipient

Location Awarded

2019 Anthony "Steve" Pike, Chief of Police, Virginia Florida
2018

Rick DeLeon, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Virginia
2018 Diane Chaffin, NCSL Liaison to NLSSA Virginia

2017

No recipient

Nevada

2016

Chuck Williams, Senate Assistant Sergeant at Arms, South Carolina

Washington, D.C.

2015

Don Severance, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Florida

New Mexico

2014

No recipient

North Carolina

2013

Clarence Russ, House Sergeant at Arms, Louisiana

Texas

2012

No recipient

Wisconsin

2011

Roderick Welsh, House Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Colorado

2010

No recipient

Louisiana

2009

No recipient

South Carolina

2008

Earnie Sumner, House Sergeant at Arms, Florida

New Hampshire

2007

Oce Smith, House Sergeant at Arms, West Virginia

Alabama

2006

George Mason, retired Chief, Capitol Police, Virginia

Ohio

2005

Meeting Canceled Due to Hurricane Katrina, No Award Given

Louisiana

2004

No recipient

California

2003

William F. Morgan Jr., Chief, Capitol Police, Connecticut

Virginia

2002

Steve Watson, Chief Deputy Director, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Nevada

Florida

2001

Kevin M. Ebata, House Sergeant at Arms, Hawaii

No Meeting Held

2000

Carleton Turner, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Wisconsin

1999

Wayne Todd, Jr., Senate Sergeant at Arms, Florida

Missouri

1998

Tony Beard, Jr., Senate Chief Sergeant at Arms, California

Hawaii

1997

Jim Melton, Senate Sergeant at Arms, South Carolina

New Hampshire

1996

Tommy Townsend, former Senate Chief Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Texas

1995

Warren Leary, retired House Sergeant at Arms, New Hampshire

Pennsylvania

1994

John Everhardt, retired Senate Sergeant at Arms, New York

Nevada

1993

Senator Lawrence Jacobsen, Nevada

South Carolina


John Everhardt "Trooper" Award

Recipient must have done something outstanding in their state that supported the legislative process and improved the effectiveness of the legislative institution, and/or, who has been a long-standing member of NLSSA who has shown the qualities of professionalism and integrity.

Year

Recipient

Location Awarded

2019 Martin Brock, Chief of Legisaltive Police, North Carolina Florida
2018 Anthony "Steve" Pike, Chief of Capitol Police, Virginia Virginia

2017

John Hancock, Protective Services Division, South Carolina

Nevada

2016

Dennis Clark, Sergeant at Arms, Ontario

Washington, D.C.

2015

Chuck Williams, Chief Deputy Sergeant at Arms, South Carolina
Rick DeLeon, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas

New Mexico

2014

Virginia Drew, State House Visitor Center, New Hampshire

North Carolina

2013

Jimmetta Peoples, Senate Security, Alabama

Texas

2012

Morgan Cullen, NCSL Liaison to NLSSA

Wisconsin

2011

Carl Barnhart, Senate Security, Pennsylvania

Colorado

2010

No recipient

Louisiana

2009

No recipient

South Carolina

2008

Rod Welsh, House Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Concord

2007

No recipient

Alabama

2006

Clarence Russ, House Chief Sergeant at Arms, Louisiana

Ohio

2005

Meeting Canceled Due to Hurricane Katrina, No Award Given

Louisiana

2004

Tony Beard, Jr., Senate Chief Sergeant at Arms, California

California

2003

Earnest W. Sumner, House Sergeant at Arms, Florida

Carleton Turner, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Virginia

2002

William F. Morgan Jr., Chief, Capitol Police, Connecticut

Florida

2001

Steve Watson, Chief Deputy Director, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Nevada

No Meeting Held

2000

Jim Melton, Senate Sergeant at Arms, South Carolina

Wisconsin

1999

Jim Woods, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Kansas

Missouri

1998

Kae Warnock, NCSL Liaison to NLSSA

Hawaii

1997

No recipient

New Hampshire

1996

No recipient

Texas

1995

No recipient

Pennsylvania

1994

Art Palmer, retired Director, Legislative Council Bureau, Nevada

Nevada

1993

No recipient

South Carolina

1992

John Everhardt, retired Senate Sergeant at Arms, New York

Arizona


Legislative Staff Achievement Award

This Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee award may be awarded to an individual and/or office from each staff section of NCSL who has been recognized for excellence in legislative work. Two recipients may be nominated each year to receive this award. The selection process must be equitable and open to all NLSSA members. "Excellence" can be defined as; top-quality, distinctive, of merit, outstanding, first-class, or expert. This can be awarded to a group as well as an individual.

Year

Recipient

Location Awarded

2019

Tim Hay, Sergeant at Arms, Florida

David Sauceda, Sergean af Arms, Texas

Florida
2018

Lisa Macaulay, Senate Assistant Sergeant at Arms, Wisconsin

Rick DeLeon, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Virginia

2017

Lenore Adams, Facilities and Continuity, Legislative Services Division, Montana

Steve Pike, Chief, Capitol Police, Virginia

Nevada

2016

Virginia Drew, State House Visitor Center, New Hampshire

Richard Webb, Senate Doorkeeper, South Carolina

Washington, D.C.

2015

Betsy Hossenlopp, Senate Nurse and Legislative Health Services Director, South Carolina
Tim Flynn, Capitol Nurse Practioner, Texas

New Mexico

2014

Jeff Weaver, General Assembly Chief of Police, North Carolina

Chuck Williams, Senate Chief Deputy Sergeant at Arms, South Carolina

North Carolina

2013

Martin Brock, Assembly Capitol Police, North Carolina
Sam Smith, Senate Security, Alabama

Texas

2012

Carl Barnhart, Senate Security, Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

2011

Ted Blazel, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Wisconsin

Colorado

2010

Ken Scheer, Lieutenant, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas

Louisiana

2009

Alabama State Legislature, Alabama

South Carolina

2008

Jimmetta Peoples, Senate Security, Alabama
Glenda Smith, Director of Accounting, California

Concord 

2007

Sandra Dicke, House Chief Sergeant at Arms, Minnesota
Tony Beard, Senate Chief Sergeant at Arms, California

Alabama

2006

Clarence Russ, Chief Sergeant at Arms, Louisiana
Rowena "Roni" Low, Administrative Assistant, Sergeant at Arms, Hawaii

Ohio

2005

Greg Schmidt, Secretary of the Senate, California
Roderick Welsh, House Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Louisiana (Canceled)

2004

Dennis Trimble, Deputy Director Buildings and Grounds, Ohio
Andrea Faber, Director, Capitol Visitor Services, Pennsylvania

California

2003

Dina Hidalgo, Senate Director of Personnel, California
George Mason, Chief, Capitol Police, Virginia

Virginia

2002

William F. Morgan, Jr., Chief, Capitol Police, Connecticut
Earnest W. Sumner, House Sergeant at Arms, Florida

Florida

2001

Kevin M. Ebata, House Sergeant at Arms, Hawaii
Jon H. Hochkammer, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Wisconsin

No Meeting Held

2000

Steve Watson, Chief Deputy Director, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Nevada
Carleton Turner, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas

Wisconsin

1999

John Gentrey, House Chief Sergeant at Arms, Louisiana
Wayne Todd, Jr., Senate Sergeant at Arms, Florida

Missouri

1998

Tony Beard, Jr., Senate Chief Sergeant at Arms, California

Art Palmer, retired Director, Legislative Council Bureau, Nevada

Hawaii

1997

Jim Melton, Senate Sergeant at Arms, South Carolina

New Hampshire