Year inducted: 2016
Primary patrol: Hunt Hollow, New York
John Lawson Joined Hunt Hollow Ski Patrol in 1991. He
soon became assistant patrol director for first aid and later served as
patrol director. He became region director in 2000 and then served as
region Awards advisor. In 2010, John was elected to the NSP board of
directors, where he served as an assistant national chair for four
years. As a board member, he also served on the Finance, Education, and
Governance committees and chaired the Audit Committee.
As a board member, John participated in the NSP's successful fight against EMS oversight efforts, helping NSP to maintain the independence of the OEC
Program from state oversight and incorporation into state EMS
regulations. He was the liaison between the board and the 75th
John received National Appointment Number 9034 in 1999. He
has also received a Yellow Merit Star, Meritorious Service Award, and
two Gold Merit Stars.