The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a NESEA Member who has made a significant contribution to the organization.


Any NESEA Member can submit a nomination; the nomination period for the 2023 award is closed.


Nominee must be a living NESEA Member (including unsung heroes, staff, volunteers, visionaries).

Selection Criteria

  • Nominee has made a significant contribution of time and service to NESEA and its mission over a period of time.
  • Nominee has exhibited a range of contributions and character of service (including leadership and volunteerism), and in so doing reveals that range as an example to the community.

Goals of this Award

This award

  • Acknowledges the professional diversity of the community.
  • Acknowledges the legacy of service to the community.
  • Encourages continued service in the role of organizational elder and steward of the community’s institutional memory.
  • Provides a ritual of recognition celebrating the caliber and character of those whose service is exemplary.
  • Maintains a record of that service over time.


Awards are presented during our annual awards reception, NESEA Night.


Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor,

Our Mission

NESEA advances sustainability practices in the built environment by cultivating a cross-disciplinary community where practitioners are encouraged to share, collaborate and learn.