NALMS Achievement Awards

Call for Achievement Award Nominations

We all have times when we think to ourselves, “wow, x should be awarded for all their hard work, contribution, or service!” Do not lose that thought. Now is your chance to nominate that person or entity for their outstanding efforts.

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) eagerly awaits your nominations for individuals, organizations and programs, corporations, and projects contributing to NALMS and its mission- to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, professionals fostering the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow. NALMS Award recipients receive recognition at the NALMS 36th International Symposium banquet in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Please browse the NALMS Award categories, review nomination criteria, and submit nomination(s) to Dana Bigham Stephens, NALMS Award Liaison.


DEADLINE for nomination submissions August 15, 2016


Leadership and Service Awards

Leadership and Service Awards recognize and honor individuals or team efforts within the following categories: volunteer and community education and outreach. Nominations should detail individuals or teams demonstrating leadership, service, and practice of lake and reservoir management. Selection criteria for Leadership and Service Awards include level of involvement, measurable impact, sustainability of action(s), and innovation in lake and reservoir management.

See list of past award recipients.

Volunteer

Award recognizes an individual or team for significant volunteer efforts devoted to lake and reservoir management. Professionals (i.e., anyone paid to work on the project) are ineligible.

Community Education and Outreach

Award recognizes an individual or team for design, facilitation, or performance of exceptional education and outreach activity facilitating community understanding and appreciation for lake and reservoir management.


Appreciation Awards

Appreciation Awards recognize and honor individuals or team contribution among a variety of lake and reservoir management areas. Nominations need to address how individuals or teams meet award conditions. Selection criteria for Appreciation Awards include level of involvement, measurable impact, sustainability of action(s), and innovation in lake and reservoir management.

Secchi Disk Award

Award recognizes an individual member considered to have contributed the most to the achievement of NALMS’ goals. Award recipient must be a NALMS member. See list of past Secchi Disk Award recipients.

Jim Flynn Award

Award recognizes an organizational member considered to have contributed the most to NALMS’s goal. Recipient must be a NALMS corporate member. See list of past Jim Flynn Award recipients.

Friends of NALMS Award

Award recognizes an individual or team making major contributions to NALMS. Recipients do not have to be NALMS members. Contributions extend beyond monetary donations. See list of past Friends of NALMS Award recipients.

Lake Management Success Stories

Award recognizes an individual or team with notable accomplishment of lake and reservoir management efforts that demonstrate improvements in lake/reservoir condition or watershed management in a cost-effective manner. Nominator is invited to briefly present at the Awards Banquet.

Advancements in Lake Management Technologies

Award recognizes an individual or team discovering, developing, or refining innovative methods, technologies, or processes targeting safer, cost-effective, and more effective lake, reservoir, or watershed management. Individuals or teams completing research projects falling within the category and contributing to the science of lake management are eligible. Nominations should include supportive documentation (e.g., journal articles). Nominator is invited to briefly present at the Awards Banquet.

Nomination Eligibility

Secchi Disk Award and Jim Flynn Award nominations must be NALMS members. Current NALMS board members and members of the NALMS Awards Committee are not eligible for nomination.


Nominations

Any individual or organization may submit nominations. Nominations must include the following items:

  1. Nominator contact information (name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and email)
  2. Nominee contact information (name, title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email)
  3. NALMS Award for nomination
  4. Brief and complete description of achievement(s) to be recognized and statement of how nominee’s efforts meet specific award criteria
  5. Submit nomination via email to Dana Bigham Stephens, NALMS Award Liaison, and please contact Dana with any other questions or concerns
  6. DEADLINE for nomination submissions August 15, 2016

NALMS Award Liaison
Dana Bigham Stephens
100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 850-729-6469
Email: stephed@nwfsc.edu

Thank you for nominating a spectacular individual or team for a NALMS Award!