WEDA Awards of Excellence

The Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) Awards of Excellence Program was created in 2005 and the awards were given for the first time at the joint summer meeting in that year. The purpose of the WEDA Awards of Excellence is to recognize Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island US Territories.

The Awards of Excellence are given annually to individuals or multi-discipline teams for single state or multi-state programs. The Western Region Program Leadership Committee administers this program on behalf of the WEDA.

Awards are presented by the Chair of the WEDA. Winners receive a plaque, certificate, and monetary stipend in support of their program. The award recipients present a brief seminar at the time of the award presentation, typically during the Western Regional Joint Summer meeting.

Applications may be submitted only by Extension Directors from states that are members of the Western Extension Directors Association. Two entries may be submitted from each state or territory.  Multistate entries may be submitted by a state in addition to the two state entries.  This award, which is presented through Western Extension Directors Association with the assistance of the Western Region Programs Leaders Committee, recognizes outstanding Extension programs in the Western region.  Winners will be asked to present at the Joint Summer Meeting.

The due date for all submissions is 5p.m. (Mountain Time), Friday, March 13, 2020 Extended to Tuesday, March 31.  Please send the electronic application (with "WEDA Award Application" in the subject line), to Sereana Howard Dresbach’s assistant Megumi Hikichi at Phone: 671.735.2021 (Please call at GMT+10/Chamorro Standard Time; Example: 4pm in Denver on Tuesday will be 9am in Guam on Wednesday). A confirmed received reply from Megumi will be sent back to you within 48 hours of receipt (Reminder: Guam is 17 hours ahead of Mountain Time).