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 recognized the many faces of Environmental Excellence in Alaska.
- Community / Group: A whole gaggle of individuals that have worked together to improve their local environment.
- New Environmental Professional: A fresh individual who is just getting started but shows promise to be an up and coming environmental leader.
- Outstanding Individual: A motivated human who has made a significant contribution to improving the environment such as a local environmental employee, council administrator, teacher, or other community member.
- Walter Porter Lifetime Achievement: A dedicated individual who has put ages of hard work into the environmental cause. This individual is a true inspiration deserving the highest honor.
Awards were presented during the Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
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
Congratulations to this years Award Recipients!
Previous Award Recipients
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
ATCEM Award Nomination Form