2014 WSSPC Awards in Excellence

Awards were presented at the 2014 WSSPC Annual Meeting on July 21, 2014, at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) is pleased to announce two winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. Recognized for outstanding achievement in earthquake risk reduction, the winners have demonstrated throughout their careers an extraordinary commitment, level of service, and contribution to the application of earthquake risk reduction to public policy.

Ron Lynn PhotoRon Lynn, the Director/Building & Fire Official for the Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention Bureau, has been a champion of earthquake safety throughout his career. Educated as a geologist at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Mr. Lynn has participated in the development of codes and standards for over 30 years. Ron Lynn Background Information

Gary Chock, S.E., is President of Martin & Chock, Inc., and has been a member of the Hawaii State Earthquake Advisory Committee since it was established in 1990. His career has involved tsunami, earthquake and hurricane hazard research; building risk assessments; hazard mitigation planning; building code development; and emergency response planning. Gary Chock Background Information

Overall Award in Excellence
Award Category: Multi-jurisdictional Planning
Washington Emergency Management Division; the U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Northwest Team; the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Regions 8 & 10; Washington Division of Geology and Earth Sciences; Western Washington University, Resilience Institute; and the URS Corporation.
Washington State Earthquake Scenario Catalog

Awards in Excellence
Award Category: Non-Profit Agency Efforts
International Code Council Evaluation Services
ICC Evaluation Reports

Award Category: Research Projects
University of California San Diego, Department of Structural Engineering
Performance of Hospital Components in Earthquakes and Fires

Award Category: Response Plans/Materials
Washington Division of Geology and Earth Sciences
DGER Report of Investigations 36: Landslide and Liquefaction Maps for Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, and Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County, Washington: Effects on Tsunami Inundation Zones of a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake

Award Category: Educational Outreach
California Earthquake Authority
Public Education, Mitigation, and Research Activities of the CEA

Award Category: Legislation
Oregon House of Representatives
House Resolution 0003 – Creating the Oregon Resilience Plan