Hero of the Year

2019 Hero Of The Year Award nominations now being accepted.

The Heroes Home Advantage Group of Vermont is now accepting applications for the 2nd annual Hero Of The Year Award. Each year the Heroes Home Advantage Group of VT recognizes a local Hero in one of the categories that they serve: Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters/First Responders, Health Care and Teachers.

The Hero will be vetted by our group of members and last years Hero of The Year Jennifer Morrison. They will be honored at a public ceremony in front of their peers later this summer.

In 2018 we honored our first Hero of the Year, past Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison (see below) and we’re planning to Honor our next Hero of the Year for 2019.

Do you know a local Hero? (from the above areas of service) Please let us know who you would nominate for the 2019 Hero of the year by completing this very brief (3 questions) survey.

Colchester Police Chief, Jennifer Morrison received the 1st annual ‘Hero of the Year’ award from Heroes Home Advantage partners of Vermont Tuesday night July 17th, 2018 at Airport Park in Colchester.


We at Heroes Home Advantage would like to Thank those who graciously donated to last night’s event: 3 Brothers Pizza & Grill, Mr. Ding-A-Ling, Dunkin Donuts, Price Chopper, Shaws and RE/MAX of New England.

Speech from John Abry:

“We are here today to honor Chief Morrison’s commitment to our communities and to celebrate her many accomplishments throughout her career.

In case anyone here doesn’t know Jennifer Morrison currently serves as Chief of Police here in Colchester.  Prior to becoming Chief in Colchester, she served for 23 years at the Burlington Police Department, retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief.  Chief Morrison is the past President of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police and as most of you know was the first woman to be elected to this position.

A graduate of The George Washington University with a B.A. in Journalism & Criminal Justice, Chief Morrison received an M.A. in Leadership Studies from Norwich University in 2002.  She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy where she was recognized as a sectional leader. She is also an instructor of Leadership in Police Organizations for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief Morrison’s achievements with the Colchester PD are many including:

Together with the men and women of CPD completely rebuilt their policy infrastructure
Improved procedures in numerous areas such as evidence and property handling
Liability risk reduction
Requisition of dress uniforms
Enhanced community engagement
Larger footprint on social media
Leadership role in multi-jurisdiction programs such as regional dispatch and the community outreach program

It is an honor and a privilege to honor Chief Morrison with the 2018 Hero of the Year Award.”

Congratulations Chief Morrison!