McCarthy Award

Award Criteria

The Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution is presented annually to an individual who has taken a leadership role in preserving and protecting Virginia’s environment by fostering collaboration and conflict resolution.  

The presentation of the 2020 McCarthy Award has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. 

The McCarthy Award is not open to nominations of, or from, VNRLI faculty or staff, or nominations of groups or organizations.

For questions about the McCarthy Award, please contact Kelly Altizer at 434-924-6569 or

Past Recipients