The Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award
Honoring Sustainable Environmental Leadership in Public Service
The Partnership for a Green City honors the memory of Joan Riehm, a dedicated public servant, lifelong advocate of living “green” and public partnership visionary with this unique award in sustainable environmental leadership in public service. The award will comprise a monetary element and a plaque, which will be awarded annually between Earth Day and the start of the next school year.
We seek to recognize an individual or a group that leads environmental sustainability efforts in the community. The person or group could have implemented a sustainability project, program or event. The nominee could be knowledgeable and educate others or may be a catalyst in the organization or community. They may lead by example or be a change agent. We want to know the work that the nominee should be recognized for, moving toward greater environmental sustainability.
Eligibility – Public service employees or groups, specifically in the Partnership entities (Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Metro government and University of Louisville) and quasi-governmentals (Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Louisville Water Company, Metropolitan Sewer District and Transit Authority of River City). All nominees should possess a leadership role in the promotion of environmental sustainability. There are no self-nominations.
Click on the pdf to download a nomination form. To receive an application in Word format by e-mail or if there are questions, please contact Brent Fryrear, email@example.com or 502-852-8854. Electronic or paper submittals are due by March 31 each year.
Previous Recipients List
2010 – Larry Owsley, Vice President, Business Affairs, University of Louisville
2011 – Mike Mulheirn, Executive Director, Facilities & Transportation, Jefferson County Public Schools
2012 – The Honorable Tina Ward-Pugh, Louisville Metro Councilwoman, District 9
2013 – Pamela Dumm, manager of business operations at Jefferson Community & Technical College
2014 – Darleen Horton, Teacher, Cane Run Elementary School, Jefferson County Public Schools
2015 – Mike Hayman, Citizen Volunteer – Louisville Metro Government
2016 - The Honorable Tom Owen, Louisville Metro Councilman, District 8 and University of Louisville Archivist/Historian
2017 - Justin Mog, University of Louisville Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
2018 - Jack Leppert, Fern Creek High School - Jefferson County Public Schools - May 2018 Graduate and Lauren Niemann, Fern Creek High School - Jefferson County Public Schools