LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Nominations will be accepted through March 31 for the 2014 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes a person or group that has led environmental sustainability efforts in the community.
The award is presented each Earth Day, April 22. Recipients receive a plaque and $500 cash prize.
This year, nominees either must work for one of the four organizations in Partnership for a Green City—University of Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson Community and Technical College and Louisville Metro Government—or for a quasi-governmental agency such as Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Louisville Water Co., Metropolitan Sewer District or Transit Authority of River City.
More than one award may be given in a single year, but self-nomination is not permitted, said Brent Fryrear, who directs the partnership.
Riehm, a lifelong advocate for environmental issues, was Louisville’s deputy mayor from 1986 to 1996 and a former reporter and editor at The Louisville Courier-Journal. She helped create Partnership for a Green City.
JCPS business manager Pamela Dumm received the 2013 Riehm award.