Contribution to the LSP Practice Awards

The LSP Association (LSPA) Board has established the “Contribution to the LSP Practice” Awards to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, and their contributions in the field of hazardous waste site cleanup in Massachusetts. Each year nominations are sought from the LSPA membership; these nominations are reviewed by the LSPA Board, and recipients are selected from a variety of categories of service to the Association and the profession. The awards are presented annually in the fall either via live webinar or at the LSPA’s October dinner meeting. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 9, 2024.

Nominations are solicited in the following categories:

  • The LSPA Member Award is presented to an LSPA Member in recognition of leadership, commitment, and contributions to the LSPA organization and membership over the previous year.
  • The LSPA Service Award is presented to an individual or organization in recognition of service to/support of the LSP Association and its mission; service may be in the form of in-kind services, financial or other support.  This award is for service over the previous year.
  • The Contribution to the LSP Practice Award is presented to an individual or organization from the public, non-profit, or private sector for outstanding contributions to the LSP practice and advancing the profession over the previous year.  Attributes may include creativity in balancing economic development with environmental values, practical approaches to regulatory compliance, and innovative initiatives in technology and sustainability.
  • The LSPA Environmental Justice Award is presented to an individual or organization from the public, non-profit, or private sector for recent or continuing outstanding contributions in increasing awareness of EJ issues and/or supporting EJ communities
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished and continued contributions over 25 years or more to the advancement of science, standards, or professionalism in the field of site assessment and remediation under MGL c. 21E. The awardee must:
    • Be an LSP or someone in the supporting professions, and
    • Demonstrate commitment to the LSPA. This might include participation in the LSPA at a leadership level, e.g. founding member, committee chair, Board member or officer; or partnership with the LSPA through leadership level participation in a related organization.

Nomination applications can be accessed here and should include the following:

  • The name and affiliation of the nominator and his or her relationship to the nominee.
  • For individuals, the name and title of the person and organization with which s/he is associated.  For organizations, include the name and title of the key contact, and the specific name of the division, office, or department nominated.  Be as specific as possible.
  • A narrative statement of no more than two pages describing the focus of the nomination and the nature of the contributions.  The nominator will be contacted if the LSPA Board requires additional information.  
  • For the Contribution to the Practice Award, please include the names, affiliations, and contact information for at least three individuals who can attest to the contributions.

The LSPA Board of Directors will review the letters of nomination and supporting materials for all nominees and will contact references if appropriate.  The Board will discuss and then vote on nominees.  Awards are made at the sole discretion of the LSPA Board of Directors.  Awards are not always made in each category. There may be more than one award presented in any category.

These awards have been highly regarded by the recipients and general membership. The goodwill created by this program helps promote a positive image of LSPs and the Massachusetts privatized program.

Here is a List of Prior Award Recipients

If you know of a deserving candidate and wish to nominate the person and/or organization, please complete this nomination application with the nominee’s name, award category and supporting materials.