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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, a 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 maybe 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 the University of Louisville) and quasi-governmental (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, bfryrear@louisville.edu or 502-852-8854.  Electronic or paper submittals are due by March 31 each year.

2022 and 2020 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award Presentation
and Founders Award Presentation

2022 - Margaret Carreiro
2020 - Russ Barnett - Late due to pandemic

Founders Award - Allan DIttmer, Russ Barnett, and David Wicks

2019 Joan Riehm Award Virtual Presentation Video - Julie Shinton Fried

2018 Joan Riehm Environmental Leadership Award Recipients

Lauren Niemann, Fern Creek High School Teacher

Jack Leppert, Fern Creek High School Senior

2017 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award Recipieint
Justin Mog, UofL  Asst. to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives

2014 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award

Darleen Horton, Teacher (retired) Cane Run Elementary

2013 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award Recipient

Pamela Dumm - Jefferson Community & Technical College

Previous Recipients List

​​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

2019 - Julie Shinton Fried, Brightside - Louisville Metro Government

2020 - Russ Barnett, University of Louisville (retired)

2021 - Angela Page, Male High School - Jefferson County Public Schools

2022 - Margaret Carreiro, University of Louisville, Professor Emerita

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