The Autry Leadership Award for "Always On" Communication (Autry Award) is a "lifetime achievement" recognition acknowledging an electric cooperative communicator who has made extraordinary impact and contribution to the practice of "Always On" communication. The award was established in 2017 in honor of Jimmy Autry, who retired in 2017 after a distinguished and impactful career as an electric cooperative communicator. Read the
Autry Award guidelines and nomination process for more detailed information.
The Autry Award will be awarded as warranted at the annual NRECA CONNECT Conference.
Application Process and Timeline
An Autry Award nominee is someone who is well-known and respected across Co-op Nation. As such, there is no formal application process. Nomination suggestions will be accepted at any time and directed to a joint committee comprised of the CREC and CCC Executive Committees, who will determine if the nominee meets the standard for which the award was created.
Please review the
Autry Award guidelines and nomination process for detailed information on submitting a nomination. Your nomination suggestion can be emailed at any time to the
secretary of the Council of Rural Electric Communicators, who will assemble the joint committee and begin the evaluation process.
Contact the secretary of the Council of Rural Electric Communicators.
The Autry Leadership Award for "Always On" Communication is sponsored by the
Certified Cooperative Communicator Program and the
Council of Rural Electric Communicators in conjunction with the
Spotlight on Excellence Awards Program.