Institute for Environmental Negotiation

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McCarthy Award

 2016 McCarthy AwardAward 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.  

Nominations forms for the 2017 award are due March 13th, and should be submitted to Tammy Switzer at You can find the writable PDF form here, and the Word document form here. The award will be presented at the 2017 Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute’s Graduation on June 15th, 2017 in Charlottesville. 

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

Past Recipients