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McCarthy Award

 Award Criteria

The Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution is presented annually to an individual who has taken a leadership role in preserving and protecting Virginia’s environment by fostering collaboration and conflict resolution.  

To submit a nomination, complete the form (below) regarding the nominated individual’s qualifications based on the criteria above. Letters of support from others familiar with the nominated individual are encouraged, but not required. Please limit letters of support to 2 per nomination.  

The McCarthy Award is not open to nominations for VNRLI faculty or staff.

Submit the nomination form and any letters of support electronically to by April 11, 2016 for consideration by the Award Committee. The Award will be presented at the 2016 Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute’s Graduation on June 9, 2016 in Charlottesville.

For questions about the McCarthy Award, please contact Kelly Altizer at 434-924-6569 or

2016 McCarthy Award Nomination Form

Honored Recipients