Sustained Contributor

The Sustained Contributor Award recognizes an IECA member who has provided distinguished service to IECA and has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control industry for a sustained period of time. Winners of this award will have demonstrated leadership by example through a significant and long-term contribution to the erosion and sediment control industry and to IECA through one or more of the following: education, government involvement, research, establishment of standards or policies or the development of technology. The recipient must be an active member of IECA, have held membership for at least 10 years, and be in attendance at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo. Please click here to access the nomination form. Nominations are currently closed.

Judging Criteria

  • Does the individual demonstrate leadership by example? (15 points)
  • Is the individual known for his/her leadership contributions to IECA and the erosion and sediment control profession? (20 points)
  • Is the individual known for his/her technical, policy and/or administrative contributions to IECA and the erosion and sediment control profession? (15 points)
Total of 50 points available. Nominations not achieving at least 50% of available points in each judging criterion and at least 75% of the overall points will not qualify for an award. Additional points awarded for number of years as a member of IECA. 

Mandatory Content

  • Describe the individual’s exceptional service and leadership to IECA and their contribution(s) to improve the erosion and sediment control industry. (maximum 1600 words)
  • Provide background information on the individual similar in content to a professional resume or curriculum vitae, current employment, professional accomplishments, personal accomplishments, professional involvement and community service. (maximum 1600 words)
  • Include two professional references from individuals knowledgeable about the nominee. References cannot be from family members of the nominee. Awards committee representatives may contact the individual providing recommendations during the review process. 

Optional Content

The nominator may include optional content highlighting the attributes of the individual to supplement the mandatory content. The optional content is the nominator’s opportunity to “make the case” for the nomination proposal for the IECA Sustained Contributor Award. 

Please click here to access the nomination form.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA