The Charlotte’s Damon Crawford Wins 2022 Supernova Award

Director of Facility Services Takes Home Highest Honor

The Supernova Award is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year. One individual on the leadership team at The Charlotte Assisted Living & Memory Care is voted by their colleagues as the community’s Supernova based on an assortment of criteria. Each year during the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting, the winner is revealed and given a customized crystal award at the company’s formal Supernova Awards Evening. The criteria for voting is based on upholding our company’s mission to be caring professionals dedicated to quality services. Additionally, this individual will consistently deliver excellent customer service (to Members, families, and colleagues), lead positively with integrity, take accountability, put the team before themselves, and embody the company’s vision to create communities where people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This year, we are proud to congratulate our Director of Facility Services, Damon Crawford as the recipient of The Charlotte’s 2022 Supernova Award. This honor was bestowed at the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 28th at The Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina. As the Director of Facility Services, Damon plans, directs, organizes and supervises the short term, scheduled, preventative, and emergency maintenance for the equipment, buildings and grounds of the campus. Additionally, he provides overall supervision for all maintenance personnel, housekeeping personnel and projects pertaining to each department.

Supernova award ceremony

Interview with 2022 Director of the Year, Damon Crawford

Congratulations on being chosen as a Supernova! How do you feel?

I am elated and very grateful.

What’s your favorite part about your position?

Working with the team members and also the Members.

What do you want people to know about working in a retirement community?

The reward is mutually beneficial for both you as well as the Members of the community.

What is your favorite thing about working for Senior Living Communities?

To me, the best part was the leadership team seeing potential in me and allowing me to grow within the company.

What’s a quote or inspirational words that influence/impact you and why?

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs. This particular quote is the epitome of my work and why I enjoy working for The Charlotte, I am allowed to use my gifts and talents while helping extraordinary people.

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Resident Care Director, Assistant Resident Care Director, Care Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Resident Care Director, Lifestyle Advisor, Lifestyle Advisor – Care Services, Transition Specialist, Social Director, Wellness Director, Director of Facility Services, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Client Services Manager (Live Long Well Care).