DEM's David Holm receives U.S. Army/FEMA Award for "Superior Service"

Just an opportunity to brag on one of our own.... David Holm.  David is our Senior Adviser to DEM and is a walking encyclopedia of our Division's history, incidents, and emergency management in general. If you an emergency manager, you might have even read one of his recent publications in the International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin regarding Emergency Management Standards.  David is an all-around cool and smart guy.

It isn't just us that thinks this, either.  Recently, David was awarded the Program Manager's Award for Superior Service by Carmen J. Spencer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Elimination of Chemical Weapons and James R. Kish, Director, Technical Hazards Division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The award reads: "In appreciation of your outstanding contributions to the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program.  Under your leadership as the Colorado CSEP Program Manager, the Pueblo community has achieved an extraordinary level of preparedness.  You have masterfully parlayed over 30 years of public service as a deputy sheriff, investigator, and emergency services coordinator into a successful emergency management career, always working for the residents you serve.  Many of the Pueblo community initiatives are now models for others in the program because of your advocacy for CSEPP.  Your public service and distinguished academic accomplishments in the study of public administration and the law have strengthened the Colorado Division of Emergency Management, Pueblo County, and the entire CSEP Program."

We agree, Dave.  Congratulations and "Thanks."