The Pat Cochrane memorial award is given each year in honor of Pat Cochrane former Board member of the National School Plant Management Association. Pat always challenged the Association to look ahead, his vision of growing NSPMA to be a leader in the K-12 facilities area was always first on his mind. Training and outreach to its members was a priory for Pat in his position on the NSPMA Board. Each year this award is given to someone in the association who exhibits leadership skills, passion and a vision for the k-12 facilities in America.
This year’s winner goes above and beyond in all of the criteria set for this award. Ms. Donna Peoples has that passion and vision for k-12 facilities in America. She serves on the National School Plant Management Association Board as well as countless other state associations that she supports in attending trade shows and school plant management conferences. Her positive attitude and bright smile can light up a room. Donna’s main goal has always been to help facilities managers in any way she can and to make them successful in their jobs. It was with great pleasure that the National School Plant Management Association awarded Ms. Donna Peoples from Lennox the 2011 Pat Cochrane Award April 5th 2011 in Nashville TN.
John Noel, NSPMA Conference Planner