Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award
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The Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award is an individual award in recognition of a person’s outstanding contributions to the residential housing industry. These contributions may include: past or present innovation, knowledge, service, leadership, or ways to improve professional practices. 

 

All of our awards are presented at one great event: The BIG Night in October 

 

 

Nominations for this award are closed. 

 

 

 

Eligibility

 

The Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious BATC award given to an individual who has:

  • Made a lasting contribution to the industry 
  • Exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the industry 
  • Positively influenced the industry on a local, regional, or national level
  • May be living or deceased 
  • Previous Robert L. Hanson Award winners are now recognized under the Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award and is a one-time achievement award  

 

Nominees should have:

  • Made a positive impact on the residential housing industry [at either local, regional, or national level]
  • 20 years, or more, involvement in the industry
  • Earned recognition by other industry, training, education, or employer groups
  • The respect of professional peers
  • General acknowledgement as having reached a pinnacle of their profession or industry career
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and service to the industry
  • Personal integrity

 

Nominees:

  • Past or current BATC Member
  • Are submitted by current BATC Members

 

 

Preparing the Application

 

Section A: Overview

Provide a short overview of the person, their achievements, and the reason for the nomination.

 

Section B: Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria

Criterion 1: History of Service

Criterion 2: Significant contribution and positive influence to the industry

Criterion 3: Leadership

 

 

Addressing the criteria

 

 

Criterion 1: History of service

The nominee will have a history of service to the industry. Particular attention is paid to service on boards, committees, through advocacy engagement, sitting on task forces or work groups, or in workforce development. We’ll also consider ways in which the nominee has represented the industry officially as a liaison to other industry-related organizations or at local, regional or national meetings.

 

Criterion 2: Significant contribution and positive influence on the residential housing industry

The nominee’s significant contribution(s) to the advancement of the profession of homebuilding. Has the nominee been engaged in vocational education and training? Has he/she received awards or recognition from professional or industry groups and institutions. Have they demonstrated innovative approaches to industry challenges? How will the nominee’s story inspire others to higher standards in their work, or raise the public’s perception of our industry?

 

Criterion 3: Leadership

Positions of leadership the nominee has held on boards, committees, task forces, and workgroups, with particular attention paid to his/her engagement in BATC/Housing First Minnesota. In addition, leadership in advocacy efforts, training or mentoring, workforce development, green building or Parade of Homes marketing will be valued. How have they “made a difference” for our industry in some way?

 

 

 

Rules for Election 

 

The current BATC President, Builder Vice President, Treasurer, and Associate Vice President will comprise the review panel along with input from BATC staff to confirm the eligibility of the nominees and present them as finalists to ‘the electors.’ Electors will be the past five living recipients of the Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Procedures
  •  The Review Panel will confirm the eligibility of the nomination submissions and determine if the nominees meet the criteria of: History of Service, Significant contribution, and positive influence on the industry, and on Leadership.  Upon review any qualified candidate will be considered a finalist.
  • Each elector will vote for no more than three (3) confirmed finalists.  If there are four (4) or less eligible candidates, then each elector will have one vote.  Write-in votes are not permitted.
  • Any finalist receiving votes on a majority of the ballots cast shall be a recipient of the Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Voting shall be based upon: History of Service, Significant contribution, and positive influence on the residential housing industry, and on Leadership.
  • BATC staff shall prepare electronic ballots to each elector in late August.  The elector shall complete the electronic ballot no later than mid-September.  The vote shall then be tabulated by BATC staff.
  • A recipient is not required every year and in a given year, more than one individual may receive the award.

 

Policy

  • The nominees may be public information
  • The finalists will remain confidential


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