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The Dawn Lavallee Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form
This award was established to recognize the efforts of an individual volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary support to School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts, SNA members and their professional community. The award will be given annually to an individual who has exemplified the giving spirit and selflessness as modeled by Dawn Lavallee, in volunteering for SNA of Mass. and its members. 
Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the school nutrition community. Nominators may submit only one nomination for consideration. Additional nominations will not be considered. The VOYA committee will send their recommendation to the SNA Executive Committee.   The recipient of this honor will be recognized during the SNA Reception at the John Stalker Institute Summit in May with a plaque. They will also receive recognition on the SNA of Mass. website and in other SNA publications and events.


Nominations must be received by March 13, 2020.    

 Eligibility Criteria:

▪ Nominee must be employed currently as a school foodservice professional. 
▪ Nominee must have maintained membership in SNA for one year. 
▪ Current SNA Executive Committee members are not eligible for nomination. 


Complete the nomination below. If a paper nomination form is required, it can be downloaded here

Nomination Form: 


Please provide the following information regarding the person you are nominating. Missing information may result in the nomination not being considered.

Please respond below in three paragraphs (not to exceed one page) addressing the following:

  • What voluntary contributions has this person made to SNA of Massachusetts? 
  • What actions has the candidate made to help promote child nutrition? 
  • Is the candidate involved with other groups/activities who promote child nutrition? 
  • Describe any career award or highlights.
  • Share any community work highlights.
  • Additional information that shows the candidate is deserving of this award.

(It is recommended to type in a Word Document and paste in the below)

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