Nominations sought for county environmental awards

County seeks environmental health award nominations
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Benton County Board of Commissioners and the Environmental Issues Advisory Committee seeks nominations for the fifth annual Benton County Environmental Awards. Benton County presents two awards annually, an individual award and an organizational award. 

To be considered for the award, individuals or organizations will have supported and advanced the environmental goals of the Benton County Sustainability Policy through their efforts. The policy mandates that the county “use, develop and protect our resources at a rate and in a manner that enables people to meet their current needs and also preserve resources for future generations.” The sustainability policy is available online at co.benton.or.us/cd/page/sustainability-policy.

Nominees will have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship that went beyond compliance with regulatory requirements.

The individual award recognizes private citizens who have contributed significantly as individuals, particularly in the areas of improved air quality, water quality, energy savings, environmental health, healthy ecosystems, natural habitats and sustainable resources.

The organizational award honors non-profits, organizations or private businesses that have contributed significantly to the advancement of the county’s environmental goals, particularly in the areas of improved air quality, water quality, energy savings, environmental health, healthy ecosystems, natural habitats and sustainable resources.

An individual or organization is eligible to either nominate or apply for the award. Nomination forms are available online at: http://bit.ly/BentonGov-nominationform

All nominations must be submitted via email to Laurie.Starha@Co.Benton.OR.US or delivered to Benton Co. Public Works, 360 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97333 by September 27, 2018.

Awards will be presented at the annual Environmental Issues Advisory Committee Fall Forum, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330.