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NYWEA Award: 3. Jane Ork Award

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Application Deadline: October 1

Description:

Named after long time active member Jane Ork, Vice Chair of the NYWEA Government Affirs Committee who died suddenly in June 2007, while still a co-chair of the committee. Awarded to a member who has made substantial and meaningful contributions to help further the mission of the Government Affairs Committee and to advance the recognition and efforts of the New York Water Environment Association in the State Legislature (Senate and Assembly) and among regulatory agencies such as NYSDEC and USEPA.

Criteria:

Given to a member who has:

  1. Assisted in the development of NYWEA positions on specific initiatives that have contributed to better state or federal laws, regulations and/or public policy which are consistent with NYWEA’s mission of protecting and enhancing the water environment.
  2. Helped to educate others with respect to proposed legislation, regulations and/or public policy which are consistent with NYWEA’s mission through networking, speaking at appropriate functions, and/or doing grass root activities.
  3. Helped to educate elected and/or appointed officials on environmental programs which are consistent with NYWEA’s mission.
  4. Provided active support of NYWEA’s Government Affairs efforts
  5. Promoted local laws, regulations and/or policies which are consistent with NYWEA’s mission.