The Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Chapter Excellence
The Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Chapter Excellence is presented each year to the chapter judged as displaying exemplary service to members over a sustained period of the immediate past five years. The award, unveiled in 1979 in honor of Robert Shelton’s long-standing contributions to the Association, was presented for the first time in 1980.
The purpose of this award is to recognize those chapters that demonstrate sustained excellence, over a five-year period, in the provision of services to members as established by HFMA’s strategic plan.
Chapters that have met the charter requirements in each of the prior five years are eligible. Chapters that win this award are eligible to win the award again in three years. Chapters do not need to apply for consideration – all chapters who met charter requirements will be considered.
There are no limits to the number of chapters that may win this award.
The Chair of the HFMA Board of Directors shall appoint a five-member committee of judges to determine award winners. This committee shall include at least three former HFMA Board Chairs and two members representing currently ineligible winners.
The winning chapter is announced and recognized at the Annual Chapter Awards Dinner during the Annual Conference in June.
Shelton award recipients
|2019||South Texas Chapter|
|2016||Rochester Regional Chapter|
|2011||New Jersey Chapter|
|2009||Hudson Valley NY Chapter|
|2008||Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter|
|2007||North Carolina Chapter|
|2003||Eastern Michigan Chapter|
|2001||Appalachian Chapter of Central Pennsylvania|
Rochester Regional Chapter
North Carolina Chapter
|1997||South Carolina Chapter|
|1996||Southern Illinois Chapter|
|1993||Northern California Chapter|
|1991||South Dakota Chapter|
|1990||Eastern Michigan Chapter|
|1988||South Carolina Chapter|
|1986||South Dakota Chapter|
|1984||South Carolina Chapter|
|1982||Eastern Michigan Chapter|