Volunteer

CIDQ values the work of our volunteers tremendously and appreciates the support and service they provide to CIDQ.  Our volunteers provide the industry insights, diverse experience and new perspectives CIDQ needs to stay up to date and in touch with the latest developments in the field.  CIDQ has volunteer opportunities working on either long-term standing committees or on time-limited task forces that address specific topics. 

If you have a passion for maintaining the standards of the profession, a desire to evolve and elevate the stature of interior design, and the commitment and skill to work diligently with a group of dedicated colleagues – CIDQ wants you!  To share with CIDQ your interests, experiences and some of the reasons our volunteer community appeals to you, check back here in mid-2020 to complete our Volunteer Interest Form for service starting in 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CIDQ COMMITTEES:

CIDQ places great importance on reserving positions every year for new volunteers to serve on each committee.  That said, sometimes there are more volunteers available than there are slots.  Please don’t be discouraged if you are not immediately appointed to serve in a volunteer role. Positions arise throughout the year, and new positions are available annually.  Even if you do not get called to participate immediately, CIDQ will keep your contact information so CIDQ can call on you as opportunities arise.

​​Ambassadors Program

If you don’t have enough time to serve as an appointed member on a committee or task force but you still want to give back to CIDQ, consider becoming an NCIDQ Ambassador.  Ambassadors are NCIDQ Certified designers, practitioners and educators, who are committed to informing students, emerging professionals and colleagues about the importance and value of the NCIDQ Exam and Certification.  For more details, visit the Ambassadors web page.

Award Winning Volunteers

 

The Louis S. Tregre Award was created in 1991, to honor the memory of Louis S. Tregre, the founding director of the Council of Interior Design Qualification. The Tregre Award salutes volunteers who have worked diligently and consistently to further the goals of the NCIDQ Certification.

Louis S. Tregre

Michael Wirtz

2019 Tregre Honoree

Beginning in the late 1960s, Louis worked tirelessly to form an independent, autonomous organization with a mission to develop standards and guidelines for determining competency in the practice of interior design. When CIDQ (then NCIDQ) was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, Louis served as its first president, a role he held until the mid-1980s.  CIDQ would not exist today without Louis’ vision, commitment and dedication. His volunteer efforts and spirit – which he shared with the organization for more than 30 years -- are reminders of the critical role of volunteers in the organization’s success.

 

This award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to CIDQ at the grassroots level.  The application period for the 2020 Louis S. Tregre Award will be announced in early 2020.  Nominees will be reviewed by a committee of peers and the recipients will be honored at the Annual Assembly of Delegates Meeting in November. 

   Tregre Award Recipients

  • 2018 Katherine Setser

  • 2017 Lisa Whited

  • 2016 David Stone

  • 2015 J. Derrell Parker

  • 2014 Emory Johnson

  • 2013 Paula Lutz

  • 2012 Caren Martin

  • 2011 Janice Roberts Young

  • 2010 David Butler

  • 2009 Laura McDonald Stewart

  • 2008 Shirley Hammond

  • 2007 Robin Wagner

  • 2006 Donna Vining

  • 2005 Sherry Bilenduke

  • 1997 Jan Bast

  • 1996 Jan Parker

  • 1995 Arlene Dougall

  • 1994 Glenda Wilcox

  • 1993 E. Camille Puckett

  • 1992 Irving Schwartz

  • 1991 Will Ching

  • 2004 Leszek Muniak

  • 2003 Denise Guerin

  • 2002 Sooz Klinkhamer

  • 2001 Sandy Friend

  • 2000 Victoria Horobin

  • 1999 Barbara Pallat

  • 1998 Lucille Taylor