John Paul Martin presented with North Dakota Department of Commerce gold medal for developing decision making tools

Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Honors and Awards

March 23. 2013 12:01AM

John Paul Martin, a Nanticoke native and a 1985 graduate of John S. Fine High School, was presented the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s highest honor award, a Gold Medal.

Martin, who earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State University in 1989, is a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service office in Bismarck, ND. He received this award for developing new tools for critical decision making, and for providing on-site weather and water decision support services to federal, state, county, and local officials leading up to and during the epic Souris River flood of 2011 in North Dakota. The actions aided in the safe evacuation of 11,000 residents in advance of the record-setting flood that damaged or destroyed nearly 5,000 homes.