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D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2017 Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement, 2017 D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, and 2017 D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year Awards.  Recipients of these prestigious awards will be honored during the 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference.  The conference is being held in Grapevine, Texas, July 11-13, 2017.

Nominees for the awards shall have distinguished themselves in their dedication to D.A.R.E.  Their efforts must demonstrate a commitment to D.A.R.E. beyond the high standards evidenced by others involved in the program. The Lifetime Achievement award is presented in recognition of accomplishments realized over the span of a career. The standard for award of the Officer and Educator of the Year are achievements attained during the past year.

Nominations for an award will be accomplished by submission of correspondence to the appropriate D.A.R.E. America Regional Director.  The nomination documentation must clearly articulate all information for a nominee to be considered for selection, as well as identification of the nominating party/entity.  Materials submitted for the nomination will not be returned. The correspondence should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. type. Additional information may be submitted as attachments to the nomination. The nomination should include the identity of the person to contact regarding selection results. Nominations must be received by D.A.R.E. America Regional Directors on or before Friday, April 14, 2017.

Those individuals selected to be honored must be available to attend the 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference; all costs associated with their attendance will be paid by D.A.R.E. America.  A special panel will be convened by D.A.R.E. America to review nomination information and select those to be honored.  Selection will be completed by April 21, 2017.  Notification, to nominating person/entity, of award selections will be accomplished no later than April 28, 2017.

Because of the number of nominees and in some cases multiple nominations, notice of selection for the awards will be made only to the persons established as the primary nominator. Selection of award recipients will be posted on www.dare.org no later than May 01, 2017.

Please feel free to contact your D.A.R.E. America Regional Director for additional information.  Their contact information is available on our website at www.dare.org or can be obtained by calling (800) 223-3273.