Awards were presented April 11, 2012, at the 2012 National Earthquake Conference Awards Luncheon in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Western States Seismic Policy Council is pleased to announce that Dr. John L. Aho and Dr. Jonathan G. Price were awarded the 2012 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award in Earthquake Risk Reduction. WSSPC created the Award to recognize outstanding leaders in earthquake risk reduction. This person will have demonstrated throughout his or her career an extraordinary commitment, level of service, and contribution of the application of earthquake risk reduction to public policy.
Dr. John L. Aho, Chairman of the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission, has been selected to receive the 2012 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his over thirty five years of service as a dedicated leader in earthquake engineering and seismic risk reduction policy.
John Aho Background Information Press Release
Dr. Jonathan G. Price, Nevada State Geologist and Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, has been selected to receive the 2012 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his public policy advocacy and his indefatigable support of seismic safety in Nevada and across the nation.
Jon Price Background Information Press Release
Overall Award in Excellence
Awards in Excellence
Award Category: Mitigation
Award Category: Research
Washington State Seismic Mitigation Policy Gap Analysis: A Cross-State Comparison