DLA DMV Awards

Each year, DLA recognizes the dedication of DMV staff and offices through regional and national awards presented at AAMVA Conferences across the country.

DLA DMV Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognizes a DMV or driver’s licensing partner (DLP) office(s) that has implemented a unique and engaging event, activity or practice that demonstrates how the Donate Life mission* is a part of their DMV or DLP office culture. Each Donate Life State Team, will be invited to nominate DMV office(s) in their state for the Donate Life America DMV Innovation Award. DLA and AAMVA judges will consider the award nominations by AAMVA Region (I-IV). One Regional winner will be awarded at each 2020 AAMVA Regional Conference. One national winner will also be chosen from the AAMVA Regional award winners. The national winner will be recognized at the 2020 AAMVA International Conference (AIC). Nominators and nominees will receive notification if they have won by early April.

Eligibility: All submissions welcome, including previous entries (non-winners). If the DMV/DLP office nominated is a non-AAMVA member, recognition will be held outside of the AAMVA conferences at the state level

Online Form

Downloadable PDF version

To submit a paper form, please scan and email to hczarda@donatelife.net or Fax to 804.377.3590

 

DLA DMV Lifesaver Award

The Lifesaver Award recognizes a DMV or driver’s licensing partner (DLP) staff member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the DMV/DLP’s role as a partner in saving lives through support of the Donate Life mission*. DMV and DLP staff are invited to nominate their peers to be recognized for their inspiring work and dedication to increasing donor registrations. DLA and AAMVA judges will consider the award nominations by AAMVA Region (I-IV). One Regional winner will be awarded at each 2020 AAMVA Regional Conference. One national winner will also be chosen from the AAMVA Regional award winners. The national winner will be recognized at the 2020 AAMVA International Conference. Nominators and nominees will receive notification if they have won by early April.

Eligibility: All submissions welcome, including previous entries (non-winners). If the DMV/DLP nominated is a non-AAMVA member, recognition will be held outside of the AAMVA conferences at the state level. DMV or DLP nominated employees must be in good standing with their office/state. Retired workers are not eligible for the award.

Online Form

Downloadable PDF version

To submit a paper form, please scan and email to hczarda@donatelife.net or Fax to 804.377.3590

 

Donate Life America Mission*

Committed to increasing the number of donated organs, eyes and tissue available to save and heal lives, while continuing to develop a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.

Read more here.

 

Applications are due by February 21, 2020

 

DDR Awards

Each year, DLA recognizes DMVs/DLPs for Highest Donor Designation Rate (DDR) (Gold, Silver and Bronze levels) and Highest Increase in DDR. One Regional winner for each category will be awarded at each 2020 AAMVA Regional Conference. One national winner in each category will be chosen from the AAMVA Regional award winners. The national winners will be recognized at the 2020 AAMVA International Conference (AIC). Nominators and nominees will receive notification if they have won by early April.

 

Questions?

For DMV and DLP staff: Please contact your Donate Life State Team Leader or DMV contact.

For Donate Life State Teams: Please contact Hilary Czarda.

Read more about the DLA-AAMVA Partnership featured in AAMVA’s MOVE magazine!

 

2020 AAMVA Regional & International Conference Schedule

Region 1: May 12-14, 2020, Providence, RI

Region 2: June 16-18, 2020, Atlanta, GA

Region 3: October 20-22, 2020, St. Paul, MN

Region 4: July 14-16, 2020, Provo, UT

AAMVA International Conference (AIC): August 25-27, 2020, Austin, TX

2019 DLA DMV Award Winners

AAMVA Region 1
Lifesaver Award: Charles Hollis, Rhode Island DMV, Assistant Administrator

Highest DDR (Gold, Silver and Bronze levels)
Gold: Maine 55.8%
Silver: Vermont 54.2%
Bronze: New Hampshire 53.9%

Highest Increase in DDR (2018 vs 2017)
Connecticut 2.5%

AAMVA Region 2
Innovation Award: Michael Hogan, TN, Director Driver Services Center
Lifesaver Award: Martha Miller, Clark County Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk

DDR Awards
Highest DDR (Gold, Silver and Bronze levels)
Gold: Arkansas 61.9%
Silver: Virginia 60.8%
Bronze: Louisiana 57.7%

Highest Increase in DDR
Louisiana 9.1%
(2018 vs. 2017)

AAMVA Region 3
Innovation Award: Jesse White, IL Secretary of State
Lifesaver Award: Debra Carlson, MN Driver Exam Program Manager

Highest DDR (Gold, Silver and Bronze levels)
Gold: Michigan 64.40%

Silver: South Dakota 60.50%

Bronze: Kansas 52.90%

Highest Increase in DDR
Michigan 11.40%
(2018 vs. 2017)

AAMVA Region 4
Innovation Award: Rhonda Reichel, Training Specialist IV, Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles
Lifesaver Award: Alicia Ortiz, Acting Director, and Jerry Valdez, Deputy Director Field Operations, New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division

Highest DDR
GOLD Colorado 69.10%
SILVER Montana 61.4%
BRONZE Wyoming 60.60%

Highest Increase in DDR Arizona 11.90%
(2018 vs. 2017)

AAMVA International Conference (AIC)
National Winners
Innovation Award: Jesse White, IL Secretary of State
Lifesaver Award: Alicia Ortiz, Acting Director, and Jerry Valdez, Deputy Director Field Operations, New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division

Highest DDR
GOLD Colorado 69.10%
SILVER Michigan 64.40%
BRONZE Arkansas 61.9%

Highest Increase in DDR Arizona 11.90%
(2018 vs. 2017)

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