2021 Nomination for MACPS Hall of Fame Award
Up until 50 years ago, the methods used to transport infants and very young children in passenger vehicles were the SIMA (Safe in Mother’s Arms) and the MRA (Mom’s Right Arm) systems. As our culture began to recognize the need to improve adult passenger protection it also began to recognize the need to properly protect our young passengers. Since then, a number of individuals have come to stand out as those who went far above and beyond with an unlimited passion to change the way children are protected in all vehicles.
The Child Passenger Safety Hall of Fame is an assembly of standout individuals who have contributed to the advancement of CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY (CPS). These leaders are recognized and remembered for the indelible impressions they left on their community, our nation, and even the world to change and improve child passenger safety. The CPS Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed to CPS in all facets. Included are members that were manufacturers, government / public / private agency specialists, advocates, designers, researchers and many others. All have made contributions that have been regionally, nationally or internationally significant and of enduring value.
Requirements for Nomination: Any person who has been active in a principal role with any Child Passenger Safety program/activities for approximately 20 years will be considered for candidacy (applicants with fewer years but with significant contributions may also be submitted and reviewed). A principal role is a director, chief executive officer, program coordinator, instructor/educator, technician, volunteer, designer, etc. who makes decisions and/or leads others. Former principal players that are not currently active may also be nominated. It is not feasible to list every possibility regarding principal role. Through the vetting process of the applications, the CPS Hall of Fame Selection Committee will examine all the credentials; however, the committee will use a target of 20 years of CPS involvement as its initial benchmark and guideline to help assure the nominee qualifies for consideration in the CPS Hall of Fame.