Mark Diotte Leadership Award Nomination
     

Mark Diotte Leadership Award Nomination

Deadline for Submission April 14, 2017
 
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, sponsored by Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd. is inviting people to submit nominations for the Mark Diotte Leadership Award. 
 
Mark Diotte was the Fire Chief in the Town of Ajax and a Vice-President of the OAFC. He lost a very hard fought and courageous battle with cancer on May 7, 2014.
 
Mark was an exceptional leader. He demonstrated that true leadership does not happen remotely or from behind a keyboard. Mark was renowned for his "come and see me" approach to leadership and for his remarkable ability to provide clarity. Mark was an inspiring and engaging leader who brought out the best in everyone. Whether you worked with him, or for him, the same results were always achieved - you were inspired and motivated to achieve uncommon results.
 
Mark was a man of conviction and he never wavered from his morals, values or his commitment to customer-service. He believed that wearing the uniform was both an honour and a genuine responsibility.
 
His leadership was inspiring and he never backed down from a challenge or issue. Willing to deliver the truth, no matter how hard it may have been to do so, Mark was respected for his passion, sense of humour and fierce loyalty.
 
A Mark Diotte Leadership Award nominee must be a current or former member of the OAFC and should exemplify one or more of the following list of attributes and accomplishments:
 
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership and inspires those around them
  • Is committed to honesty and hard work and is evident in results
  • Exhibits that wearing the uniform is an honour and a genuine responsibility
  • Has made a difference in the Ontario Fire Service
Additional Factors:
The nominee must be someone:
 
  • Current or former member of the OAFC
  • Self-nominations will not be permitted.
  • The award will not be given merely to recognize long membership on a committee or organization.
You are encouraged to submit nominations including supporting documentation. An accurate, persuasive and well-documented justification that provides examples of how the nominee meets one or more of the above criteria is an essential part of the nomination and selection processes. Each nomination will be considered on its own merits.
 
Please note: The award is based on merit of received submissions therefore the award may not be given out each year. 
 
Additional information can be sent to Michelle O'Hara to michelle.ohara@oafc.on.ca 
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