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Taimi Lynne Hoag Award for Environmental Stewardship

Nominations for the 2012 Award closed December 14, 2012

The 2012 Taimi Lynne Hoag Award for Environmental Stewardship will recognize significant contributions in environmental management and/or environmental stewardship by a tribal leader, manager, or staff person. Enclosed with this letter (2012 Taimi Lynn Hoag Award - nomination solicitation letter (PDF) (4pp, 60.9K About PDF )) is a description of the award criteria and eligibility requirement. Nominations should not exceed one page in length and must demonstrate how a nominee meets at least one of the criteria and the eligibility requirement.

 

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Background

In March 2003, the Region 5 Tribal Operation Committee (R5TOC) established this Award in the name of Taimi Hoag to recognize significant contributions in environmental management and/or environmental stewardship by a tribal government leader, program manager, or staff person. Taimi, who demonstrated significant leadership on environmental protection in Indian country at the regional and national levels, served as the Environmental Director for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians from 1999 until her death in December 2002. She represented the tribes in Michigan on the R5TOC, and all tribes in Region 5 on the National Tribal Operations Committee.

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Purpose

This award recognizes significant contributions in environmental management and/or environmental stewardship by a tribal leader, manager, or staff person, given in honor of Taimi Lynne Hoag of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB). Taimi served as the Environmental Director for LTBB from 1999-2002, and was a leader at the regional and national levels for environmental protection in Indian country.

Who is Eligible?

The following tribal leaders and/or staff from a federally-recognized Indian Tribe or intertribal organization located in U.S. EPA Region 5 are eligible to be nominated:

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What Criteria are Used?

Nominees must meet at least one of the criteria below. Candidates may be nominated based on more than one these criteria.

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How are Award Recipients Selected?

The R5TOC Tribal Caucus will review nominations and select a recipient. The award will be presented to the recipient at the February 2013 Tribal General Assistance Program meeting in Chicago.

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Award Recipients

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Indian Environmental Office
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 West Jackson Blvd (R-19J)
Chicago, IL 60604-3590
312-353-9561


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