August 31, 2022
Excellence in Partnerships and Volunteer Award Nomination Requests- S: 02 December 2022
I'm pleased to request your nominations for an outstanding partner within your area of responsibility for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Excellence in Partnerships Award and outstanding volunteer(s) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Volunteer Award. These awards, which are co-sponsored by the Corps Foundation, will be presented in 2023 at the award recipients' locations, in ceremonies that recognize their outstanding partnerships and service to the Corps.
The Excellence in Partnerships Award began in 2001 and is now in its twenty- first year recognizing exceptional contributions by a partner providing substantial support to the Corps Recreation and/or Environmental Stewardship programs. Each year, the award recipient is selected based on accomplishment of management objectives, creativity, improvements in public awareness and education, serving diverse audiences, and involvement of other partners.
The National Volunteer Award began in 2014, and was created to nationally recognize the extraordinary service provided by volunteers, draw attention to their vast skills and contributions, and encourage an attitude of stewardship and responsibility in caring for Corps lands, facilities, and resources. The intent of the award is to distinguish those individuals, couples/family units who give their skills, talents, and time beyond the normal call of duty and whose creditable service to the Corps has resulted in the significant enhancement to one or more of the Corps business lines.
Nominations must be routed through each District to the MSC. Each MSC recreation/stewardship business line manager will electronically forward nomination packages assembled in accordance with the enclosed criteria and instructions to Francis Ferrell, CESAW-OP-LRJ, no later than 02 December 2022. A selection committee will review the nominations and provide me with recommendations for final selection.
Two informational webinars will be provided to explain the application process and answer any questions. Webinar invitations will be sent out one week in advance.
Sep 8 from 1:00 – 2:00 Eastern
Nov 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 Eastern
More information about these awards can be found on the NRM Gateway at https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/partners/awards.cfm
The POC for this activity is Heather Burke, who can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 503-808-4313.
Please encourage your staff to nominate worthy partnership and volunteers. Their service is so very valuable to our NRM mission!
Jeffrey F. Krause
Chief, Natural Resources Management
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