Awards Presented

MARGARET DUFFY (Monroe County STOP-DWI Coordinator) was awarded the "Novelli Award" at the New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in October.  This award was instituted to honor the memory of Richard "Dick" Novelli, who died of cancer in 1993 while serving as the STOP-DWI Coordinator and Traffic Safety Director for Niagara County.  Because of Dick’s role as an educator, the award is given to programs that further STOP-DWI and/or traffic safety principles through community education.  Primary considerations are the program's impact on the community, the originality of the design, the incorporation of either STOP-DWI or traffic safety principles, and the adaptability of the program to other communities. Consideration is also given as to whether the program could be used regionally or on a statewide basis. Some previous honorees include school assembly programs, victim panels designed for high school students, special events designed to promote STOP-DWI or traffic safety programs where the designer or originator was a community member as opposed to an employee of a local program.  Congratulations to Peggy (pictured upper left with NYS STOP-DWI Association Chairperson, Christina Hale, Orange County).
MICHELE JAMES (St. Lawrence County STOP-DWI Coordinator) was awarded the "William T. Smith Award" at the New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in October.  This award was developed to honor Senator Smith for his dedication to the cause of the NYS STOP-DWI Coordinator’s Association.  The “Smith Award” will be a New York State STOP-DWI Coordinator’s Association Award, not an award for recognition of local accomplishments.  The guidelines to be included for selection consideration are that the person(s) be a member of the Association in good standing, or be directly involved in the daily operation of any county program, or be a consultant directly involved in the overall operation of the State Association business.  The person(s) selected will have provided the State Association with time and effort, which will be judged as enhancing the cause of the Association in its daily and yearly business.  Congratulations to Michele (pictured upper right with NYS STOP-DWI Association Chairperson, Christina Hale, Orange County).
ITSMR - Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research was awarded the "Robert Foley Award" at the New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in October. This award is named in honor of the Founder and First President of the New York State Drinking Driver Program Director’s Association (NYSDDPDA).  The Robert Foley award is presented to an individual who has advanced the cause of highway and traffic safety at the state, regional or national level.  The recipient of this award has demonstrated his or her commitment to highway and traffic safety through efforts aimed at the prevention of drugged driving or the promotion and enhancement of existing programs to reduce future susceptibility to drugged driving. Congratulations to the members of ITSMR.
MARIANNE ANGELILLO, Loving mother of Matthew Angelillo.  For her tireless efforts, commitment and dedication to preventing the unnecessary tragedies that result from impaired driving crashes through sharing her family’s experiences and who as a volunteer co-produced the documentary “The Consequence of No Consequences”.  Congratulations to Marianne Angelillo (pictured with Denis Foley).