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,

Past Winners of the Distinguished Service Award (1993-Present)

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.