John T. Hanna Awards – Winners

2018 (28th year/event)

Virginia Department of Transportation (Hampton Roads District) - Martin H. Schlosser Award for Traffic Safety Activism

Boost 'em in the Back Seat (Dr. Kelli England) - Occupant Protection

MPO Eriald Kera (Virginia Beach Police Department) - Law Enforcement Initiatives – Individual Award

Chesapeake Police Department - Traffic Enforcement Section - Law Enforcement Initiatives – Group Award

Amy Stinnette (Chesapeake Commonwealth Attorney’s Office) - Legal

DRIVE SMART Virginia - Impaired Driving Prevention

Heritage High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club (Jamie Plecker, Sponsor) - Pupil Transportation Safety

GEICO - Youth Traffic Safety

City of Virginia Beach - Traffic Engineering Division - Roadway Innovations

John Fentress - Lifetime Achievement

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2017 (27th year)

**Columbia Gas of Virginia - Employer Safety

**Tanya Deckard - Martin H. Schlosser Award for Traffic Safety Activism

Travis Aicher - Impaired Driving Prevention

Suffolk Police Department - Law Enforcement Initiatives (Rt 58 study)

Capital Concrete, Inc. - Occupant Protection

Hampton Police Department and Yellow Cab of Hampton - Public Transportation Safety

Norfolk Public Schools Transportation Department - Pupil Transportation Safety

Poquoson High School’s Arrive Alive Club (Gloria Insley, Club Sponsor) - Youth Traffic Safety

Karen Pyle – Lifetime Achievement

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2016 

Courtney Dziagwa (Norfolk Public Schools) - Martin H. Schlosser Award for Traffic Safety Activism

York County School Division Transportation Department - Employer Safety

Master Deputy J. Charville (York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office) - Occupant Protection

Virginia Beach Police Department Traffic Safety Unit - Law Enforcement Initiatives

Shelita Hill (Norfolk Public Schools) - Pupil Transportation Safety

City of Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering - Roadway Innovations

Lt. Brian M. Eckstein (York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office) - Impaired Driving Prevention

Joann Mancuso (Beacon House / Eggleston) - Youth Traffic Safety

**Thomas Clifford (Retired LEO, AAA Tidewater) - Lifetime Achievement

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2015

Hampton University Police Department -Impaired Driving Prevention

**Ginger Rothermel (Norfolk Public Schools) - Pupil Transportation Safety

Nathaniel Worthing (Virginia Beach Police Department) - Law Enforcement

Initiatives

Kim Barnes (Norfolk Public Schools)  - Occupant Protection

Paula Powell (Norfolk Public Schools) - Youth Traffic Safety

Daniel Banister (Nissan of Chesapeake) -Martin H. Schlosser Award for

Traffic Safety Activism

Keith Acosta - Lifetime Achievement - In Transportation Safety

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

 2014

Virginia Beach Police Department (Traffic Safety Unit) - Traffic Safety Activism

Chesapeake Police Department – Impaired Driving Prevention

Suffolk Police Department - Law Enforcement Initiatives

Commonwealth Attorney Colin Stolle (Virginia Beach) – Legal Initiatives

Richard Babb (WFOS Radio) – Media Awareness

**Eileen Gerling (CHKD) - Occupant Protection

**Chesapeake Transportation Safety Commission - Public Transportation Safety

Ada Chavis - Pupil Transportation Safety

Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr (Chesapeake) - Youth Traffic Safety

MPO Jim McElligott (Virginia Beach Police Dept.) - Lifetime Achievement

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

2013

Trooper Sanders T. Schoolar “Lee” (Virginia State Police) – Impaired Driving Prevention

Courtney Nishnick (student at Deep Creek High School, Chesapeake) - Traffic Safety  Activism

Kirk Baldwin (VP @ Hoffman Beverage) – Occupant Protection

MPO Rick Davis (Newport News Police Department) - Law Enforcement Initiatives

**Soldiers and Airmen Against Drunk Driving – Employer Safety

**Yellow Cab of Newport News - Public Transportation Safety

Georjeane Blumling, Ph.D. (AAA Tidewater Virginia) - Lifetime Achievement

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2012

Officer Frank Chappell (Chesapeake) - Impaired Driving Prevention

**Suffolk Police Dept. Motor Carrier Unit - Law Enforcement Initiatives

**Norfolk Checker Taxi - Public Transportation Safety 

James City County Police Dept. - Youth Traffic Safety

**Joe Flanagan (WVEC) – Media

Lt. Johnny Day (Chesapeake) - Traffic Safety Activism

**Frank Kowaleski - Lifetime Achievement 

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2011

Bob and Kaye Walsh - The Martin H. Schlosser Award for Traffic Safety Activism

Capital Concrete, Inc. - Employer Safety

Lt. T.M. Foster of the Chesapeake Police Department - Impaired Driving Prevention

Hampton Police Division Motor Carrier Unit - Law Enforcement Initiatives

Christopher Baker - Legal Category

Make it Click: A Car Safety Program for Tweens - Occupant Protection

**Newport News Public School Pupil Transportation Summer Bus Camp - Pupil Transportation Safety

Black and White Cabs of Norfolk - Public Transportation Safety

Catherine Wilson - Youth Traffic Safety

**E. Wallace Timmons - Lifetime Achievement

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2010

**E.V. Williams, Inc. - Employer Safety

Yellow Cab of Hampton - Impaired Driving Prevention

Sondra Woodward - Media Awareness

Sue Dixon - Pupil Transportation Safety

Officer Delores L. Millington - Law Enforcement Initiatives

Volunteers – Victim Impact Panels - Legal Initiatives

James City County Police Department - Occupant Protection

MetroScoot, LLC - Public Transportation Safety

MPO Robyn Watson - Youth Traffic Safety

Military/Civilian Transportation Safety Workshop Executive Planning Committee - Traffic Safety Activism

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2009

Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering - Traffic Safety Activism

Mary Ann Rayment - Traffic Safety Activism

USFF ADCOs & VBPD – Traffic Safety Unit - Impaired Driving Prevention

VBPD – Traffic Safety Unit & USFF ADCOs - Impaired Driving Prevention

NNPD – Stop! School Bus Safety Program - Pupil Transportation Safety

Officer Scott A. Mounger - Law Enforcement Initiatives

NNPD Motor Carrier Unit - Law Enforcement Initiatives

Deputy Sheriff John Henry - Occupant Protection

Eugene D. Gibson - Public Transportation Safety

LaMonica Samuel - Youth Traffic Safety

Master Trooper Robert C. Powell - Lifetime Achievement

 

2008

MPO Colin Elliot - Impaired Driving Prevention

Officer Justin D. Tindall - Law Enforcement Initiatives

MPO Jim McElligott - Traffic Safety Activism

Deputy Chief Edmund Elliott / Chesapeake Fire Department - Employer Safety

Lindsey Roberts - Media Awareness

Bryan Porter, Ph.D. - Occupant Protection

Virginia Beach Police Department / Motor Carrier Safety Unit - Public Transportation Safety

Virginia Beach Police Department / “Every 15 Minutes Program” - Youth Traffic Safety

Martin Schlosser - Lifetime Achievement

 

2007

United States Fleet Forces Alcohol & Drug Control Officers - Impaired Driving Prevention

Traffic Enforcement Section, Chesapeake Police Department - Law Enforcement Initiatives

City of Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering - Traffic Safety Activism

RJR Elite Trucking - Employer Safety

F. Dean Godwin - Lifetime Achievement

 

2006

Cindi Norris, M. Price Distributing Co. - Education And Prevention

Wilma Modlin - Education And Prevention

Nathan Collins - Traffic Safety Activism

Lisa Godley - Media Awareness

Lt. Johnny Day - Enforcement Initiatives

Virginia Beach Police Department, F.A.C.T. / Selective Enforcement Team - Enforcement Initiatives

 

2005

Dr. Kelli England and Ms. Cynthia Shier / EVMS - Education and Prevention

City of Virginia Beach’s Traffic Engineering Department - Traffic Engineering

**GEICO - Traffic Safety Activism

Sgt. Keith Hartman and Officer Jeff Westrick (Newport News Police) - Enforcement Initiatives

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2004

John R. Wise - Education And Prevention

City Of Norfolk / Division Of Transportation And Police Department - Traffic Engineering

Andy Fox - Media Awareness

Leigh Dennis - Traffic Safety Activism

Chesapeake Bay ASAP - Traffic Safety Activism

MPO Ryan Arnold / Sgt Mark Summerell (Virginia Beach Police - Photo Safe) - Enforcement  Initiatives

 

2003

Suffolk Fire Department - Education And Prevention

Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering Department – Traffic Engineering

Janet King, Metro Traffic Control - Media Awareness

Steven And Matthew Hinson - Traffic Safety Activism

The Honorable Randall M. Blow, Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District

Court – Enforcement Initiatives

The Honorable Rufus A. Banks, Jr., Chief Judge, Chesapeake Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court - Enforcement Initiatives

Maury B. Brickhouse - Director Of Court Services, 1st District Court Services Unit - Enforcement Initiatives

 

2002

Barbara Freund, Ph. D., Evms - Education and Prevention

**E.V. Williams, Inc., Escort Driver Certification Training Program - Education and Prevention

Lisa Jones, WVEC-TV Producer Of Silver Driver - Media Awareness

Trooper Matthew W. Cotton, Virginia State Police - Enforcement Initiatives

Portsmouth Sheriff's Office - Enforcement Initiatives

Joy Sullivan, Drivesmart Hampton Roads - Traffic Safety Activism

Note: **Lillian DeVenny was awarded the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Governor’s Award

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2001

Dr. Dana D. Burnett, ODU - Education and Prevention

**Specialized Transportation Safety Coalition - Education and Prevention

Lynne Johnston, Riddle Honda - Traffic Safety Activism

MPO F. Dean Godwin, Virginia Beach Police Department - Traffic Safety Activism

Trooper Joseph D. Mercurio, Virginia State Police - Enforcement Initiatives

Chesapeake Police Department - Traffic Enforcement Section - Enforcement Initiatives

Dave Schleck "Road Guy" - Daily Press Newspaper - Media Awareness

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

2000

**MPO Scott Wichtendahl, Virginia Beach Police Department - Education and Prevention

Hampton Police Adult School - Education and Prevention

Crossing Guard Program - Education and Prevention

Smithfield Police Department - Traffic Safety Activism

Sgt. Chuck Flowers - Enforcement Initiatives

Virginia Beach Police Special Operations - Enforcement Initiatives

Daily Press Newspaper - Media Awareness

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

1999

“Every 15 Minutes” Program by Virginia Beach Police Department - Education and Prevention

Spratley Middle School Bicycle Club, Hampton Virginia - Education and Prevention

Senior Trooper Charles Elliott - Traffic Safety Activism

Trooper W. S. Towles - Enforcement Initiatives

Wendy Juren, WVEC TV - Media Awareness

Kristopher Kahla, WVEC TV, Media Awareness

WAFX 106.9 The Fox Radio - Media Awareness

 

1998

Chesapeake PRIDE Team - Education and Prevention

AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving - Education and Prevention

Trooper David R. Copley, VSP - Traffic Safety Activism

Tom Cobin, WAVY Channel 10 News - Media Awareness

Dr. Bryan Porter, Old Dominion University - Traffic Safety Activism

Sergeant William T. Sturgis, Newport News Police Department - Enforcement Initiatives

City of Portsmouth Safety Town - Education and Prevention

 

1997

Judge Lawrence C. Lawless, Norfolk General District Court - Traffic Safety Activism

Detective Amber Whitaker, Portsmouth Police Department - Education and Prevention

Gerald Owens - Media Awareness

Virginia State Police, Division V Public Relations - Media Awareness

Officer Dan Sartorius, Virginia Beach Police Department - Enforcement Initiatives

Officer Scott Williams, Newport News Police Department - Engineering

Hampton Police Division Boat Patrol Unit - Education and Prevention

 

1996 (6th year)

Trooper Russell L. Eley, III - Education and Prevention

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission - Engineering

MPO Mark Summerell - Enforcement

Hampton Police Division Day Shift - Wythe - Enforcement

Terry Zahn, WVEC TV 13 - Media

Virginia Beach Cable T.V. - Media

Paula Whalen - Traffic Safety Activism

 

1995

**Howard E. “Butch” Fawley, Virginia State Police

Terry A. McLaughlin, Virginia State Police

**SSGT William B. Jennings, 1st Security Police Squadron, Langley Air Force Base

**York County Safety Town

Andy Fox, WAVY TV “Road Rebels”

WVEC News Department

Beach Ford and the Virginia Beach Fire Department

Larry Rilee, Newport News Police Department

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

1994

(**CCATS won two Governor’s Awards- Multi-Jurisdictional and Occupant Protection)

York County Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire and Rescue - Education and Prevention

Ted Fitzgerald, Peninsula ASAP - Education and Prevention

Norfolk Police Department Traffic Safety Division - Enforcement Initiatives

MPO Clyde H. Fannin, Newport News Police Department - Enforcement Initiatives

The Virginian Pilot/Ledger Start Auto Weekly - Media Awareness

**Mary Scully, Reporter, Auto Weekly - Media Awareness

City of Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering Bureau - Engineering

Chesapeake Police Department - Traffic Safety Activism

Trooper William S. Towles, VSP - Traffic Safety Activism

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)

 

1993

Frank Starr- Traffic Safety Activism

Hoffman Beverage - Traffic Safety Activism

Helen Sewell - Education and Prevention

MR/DD Program, Virginia Beach Community Services Board - Education and Prevention

Trooper Karl E. Campbell - Enforcement Initiatives

Hampton Police Division - Enforcement Initiatives

Lori Denny - Media Awareness

City of Norfolk - Engineering

 

1992

Brenda Caccarelli, President, Peninsula Chapter of MADD - Traffic Safety Activism

Kiwanis Club of Hampton - Traffic Safety Activism

Jeffrey Kendle, Safety and Legislation Chairman for the Tidewater Bicycle Association  - Education and Prevention

City of Portsmouth Safety Town, Sgt. Gerald Boone accepting - Education and Prevention

MPO Dean Godwin, Virginia Beach Police Department - Enforcement Initiatives

Portsmouth Police Department - Enforcement Initiatives

 

1991

Tuesday, June 2, 11:30 am, Grate Steak Restaurant, 1170 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA,

presented by John T. Hanna

Marilyn Jackson, SADD Coordinator for the York County School System - Traffic Safety Activism by an Individual

Virginians Opposing Drunk Driving (VODD) - - Traffic Safety Activism by A Group

Officer H.E. Fawley, Virginia Beach Police Department's Special Patrol Operations and Tactics

Bureau - SPOT Bureau (Selective Enforcement Team) - Traffic Safety Enforcement by an Individual

Chesapeake Police Department - Traffic Safety Enforcement by a Group

Tidewater Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) - Traffic Safety Education and Prevention