The nomination form for the Jim Davis Staff Council Award for Meritorious Service Award is now available for those who want to recognize the significant contributions of and individual to the Staff Council.

The award was established in 1999, and is named after the late Jim Davis, who served as a Staff Councilor for more than five years on numerous committees and was the Council’s Speaker for four years. Davis was the first to receive the award and since then it has been presented annually during the Staff Council Business meeting.

Each recipient of the Jim Davis Staff Council Award is a current or former Staff Councilor who was or is a representative on standing committees, university-wide committees or ad hoc committees.

To be considered for the award, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Is currently or has been a member in good standing with Staff Council, standing committees, or ad hoc committees.
  • Has served the Council as a representative or committee member for at least one year.
  • Has not received the award in the last five years.
  • Does not have faculty status.

When filling out the nomination form, include examples why a nominee deserves the award by including specific results of outcomes achieved because of the nominee’s contributions to the Staff Council and how the nominee has otherwise contributed to the UNM community and exhibited university values.

For those who wish to fill out a nomination form or who want more information on the award, go to the Staff Council Website or call (505) 277-1532.