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PNW Chapter Lifetime Achievement & Leadership Awards

Past Award Winners 

2002 – Andy McMillan, Washington State Department of Ecology (Lifetime Achievement)
2004 – Dyanne Sheldon, Sheldon & Associates and Suki Cupp, CH2MHill (Co-chairs of the 2004 25th Anniversary and International SWS meeting in Seattle) (Lifetime Achievement)
2010 - Yvonne Vallette, EPA Region 10 (Leaderhsip)
2014 - Tom Hruby, Washington State Dept of Ecology (Lifetime Achievement)
2014 - Jim Wiggins, Aqua-Terr Systems, Inc. (Leadership)

Purpose of Awards – To honor individuals and/or groups that have performed outstanding service and dedication in leading and promoting the functions and activities of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of SWS.

Recipients – Chapter members who have made generous contributions of their time, skills and services in accomplishing the Chapter and SWS organization’s mission and objectives. Recipients should serve as a model to the Chapter’s membership in their demonstration of exceptional leadership abilities and perseverance in advancing the efforts of the Chapter. Their leadership abilities showcase the art of inspiring and motivating others to realize their personal/professional and collective best. Consistent with the objectives of the SWS organization, the recipient of this award has consistently demonstrated one or more of these qualities in their contributions to the field of wetland science and to the Chapter’s membership:

  • Commitment to the Organization
  • Ability to Translate the Organization’s Vision and Mission into Action
  • An Effective Communicator
  • A Relationship Builder
  • A Motivator
  • A Collaborator
  • A Problem Solver
  • Retiring (Lifetime Achievement Award only)

To Submit a nomination for these awards, please contact any Pacific Northwest Chapter Board member to submit your nomination with a brief write-up that addresses the nominee’s qualities in addressing the above award standards. Submittal should include:

  • Your name, contact information (address, email and phone);
  • Name of the nominee, organization or affiliation; contact information (address, email and phone – they will not be contacted during the review process); years they have been a member of the PNW Chapter (estimate if you don’t know).
  • Brief description of the actions or attributes of the nominee and how you see that they fit the positive attributes above. Provide examples of leadership efforts, courses taught, actions taken, years of service, etc.
  • Names and contact information (address, email and phone) for at least two other PNW Chapter members who are knowledgeable of the nominee and their contributions. You must have permission to provide these names as supporters of this nomination.

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