Nora Award
The emergency managers of Oregon are among the most innovative, collaborative, and dedicated professionals in the nation. We are known for our creativity, doing more with less, and getting the job done despite the odds.

Each year OEMA solicits nominations to recognize our peers in three categories: Innovation, Coordination and Service. We honor members and partners (non-members) in all three categories, based upon one of his or her accomplishments during the past OEMA fiscal year. Any OEMA member, supervisor, or elected official may nominate a qualified candidate. Individuals may submit more than one nomination. The nomination period and process is typically announced in early summer of each year. 

Awardees are selected by the OEMA Executive Board and they and their nominators are then notified. Awards presentations are made at the Annual Conference banquet.