Environmental Excellence Awards

Every year at ATCEM we present four Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize the hard work performed everyday for preserving our environment for future generations.  
    • This year, we will recognize the many faces of Environmental Excellence in Alaska for the following categories:
        • Community / Group:  A group or team that has worked together to improve their local environment.
        • New Environmental Professional: An individual who is just getting started but shows promise to be an up and coming environmental leader.
        • Dr. James Berner Award for Children's Health: An individual who has made a significant contribution to improving the environmental health of Alaska Native Children such as a local environmental employee, teacher, health aide, youth group leader or other community member.
        •  Walter Porter Lifetime Achievement: A motivated and dedicated individual who has contributed a significant amount of time to improving their local environment. This individual is a true inspiration deserving the highest honor.
  ** All nominations will be reviewed by an anonymous selection committee.** Awards will be presented during the Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 15, 2017  

How to Submit a Nomination 

           

Previous Award Recipients

2016 ATCEM Award Winners

            • Community / Group - Ya Ne Dah Ah Tribal School, Chickaloon Village
            • New Environmental Professional - Brian Wright, Environmental Coordinator, Huslia Tribal Council
            • Outstanding Individual – Opik Ahkinga, Environmental Coordinator, Native Village of Diomede
            • Walter Porter Lifetime Achievement -  Tina Tinker, Environmental Coordinator, Aleknagik Traditional Council

2015 ATCEM Award Winners

            • Community - Prince ofr Wales Tribal Environmental Coalition
            • New Environmental Professional - Johnathan Henzie, Environmental Coordiantor, Allakaket
            • Individual Award- Stephen Price, ADEC Solid Waste Division
            • Walter Porter Lifetime Achievement – Michael Brubaker, ANTHC

2014 ATCEM Award Winners

            • Community - Native Village of Galena
            • Team - Seldovia Village Tribe - Environmental Program
            • New Environmental Professional - Jerilyn Kelly, Environmental Coordinator, Kwinhagak IRA
            • Individual Award - Jeanine Heakin, Environmental Coordinator, Native Village of Eek
            • Walter Porter Lifetime Achievement - Cynthia Paniyak, Environmental Coordinator, Chevak Native Village