Leader in Environmental Stewardship

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Selection Guidelines

The CMAA Leader in Environmental Stewardship recognizes teams or organizations for outstanding leadership in innovation or use of best practices in guiding and aiding owners, as they seek to define and meet their objectives for resiliency, sustainability, health and wellness, or environmental stewardship throughout a project’s life cycle.


  • At least one member of a nominated team must be a CMAA member in good standing.
  • Organizational nominees must include at least one CMAA member in good standing who was involved in the initiative described in the nomination.
  • Current members of the CMAA Board of Directors and the CMCI Board of Governors are not eligible for this award.


Nominations should include:

  • A record of outstanding leadership in making any of the areas listed above a core tenet of the owner’s definitions for success of the project, program, initiative, or service.
  • A record of activity in any one or more of the areas listed above for a particular project or program, a company-wide initiative, a client initiative, or for service to the industry.
  • Demonstrated use of innovation or best practice in the areas listed above that was crucial to the success of the project, program, initiative, or service.
  • Demonstrated organizational support for implementation of these initiatives by the team or individual nominated. 

Nominations Process

Organizations must be nominated by a CMAA member, chapter, or committee.  Self-nominations are not accepted. A written nomination must include an organizational profile, and a summary of the organization’s contributions vi  a a narrative that describes how the team or organization met/meets the criteria. All nominations must also include at least three letters of support; these are limited to one page each. Members of the CMAA Board of Directors and CMCI Board of Governors cannot nominate their own teams or organizations, but organizations that employ sitting directors or officers may be nominated by others. Teams or organizations that have previously received this award are eligible to receive it again, but for different initiatives not reflected in prior nominations or awards. We are now accepting nominations, which are due May 15, 2022.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee consists of members of CMAA’s Executive Committee. After careful consideration and deliberation, the Selection Committee will select a finalist. Upon selection, CMAA will notify the recipient of the award and they will be honored at CMAA2022 in October.

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