Once again it’s time to nominate your most innovative environmental leader. As a founding board member of the Center for Environmental Policy (Center) at American University (http://www.american.edu/spa/cep/), I’ve been honored to serve on the nominations committee for the William K. Reilly Awards, recognizing individuals in environmental careers who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, innovation, engagement of diverse interests, effective problem solving and contributions to future generations of environmental leaders. The Center has launched its third annual William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership Nominations are due January 9, 2015 and awards will be granted at American University on March 26, 2015. Two awards will be given—one for an individual in government (local, state, tribal or federal) and the other for an individual in the non-profit or business sector. Details about the award and a link to the nomination form can be found here.
Also of note, The Centerjoined with corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations to establish theWilliam K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership. This initiative, in honor of one of the most respected environmental leaders in the nation, supports a student scholarship, an annual lecture series and core program development activities for the center.