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2018 William K. Reilly Award Winners Announced

The Center for Environmental Policy has announced the winners of the 2018 William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership, Mamie A. Parker and William Baker.

Mamie Parker is the former Head of Fisheries and Chief of Staff of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is a committed and passionate fish and wildlife biologist with many years of experience in conservation, public speaking, advocacy, fundraising and community organizing. A history maker, Parker served as a public servant for almost 30 years and moved up to the highest ranks as the first African American appointed to the Senior Executive Service in the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Will Baker is the President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation where he began his career as an intern, a few weeks out of college in 1976. He has served as President since 1982, leading the largest nonprofit conservation organization dedicated solely to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. His opinion pieces have been published in all major regional newspapers and the New York Times, and he has been repeatedly interviewed on all major television and radio networks.

The William K. Reilly Awards will be presented on March 8, 2018, on the American University Campus.

George S. Hawkins to Deliver Keynote Address at William K. Reilly Awards, March 8, 2018

The Center for Environmental Policy announces George S. Hawkins, former CEO and General Manager of DC Water, as the keynote speaker of the 2018 William K. Reilly Awards.

Until January 5, 2018, George S. Hawkins served as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of DC Water. Mr. Hawkins transformed the agency into an innovative, customer-oriented enterprise, driving a robust innovations program. DC Water is now focused on customer engagement, vibrant social media, research and development, and product development and licensing. George also launched DC Water Works - a program resulting in significant numbers of District-resident hires by contractors on DC Water projects.

In addition, the $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project will nearly eliminate combined sewer overflows to local waterways, and the Authority recently invested $950 million to reduce nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay. George oversaw the launch of a heralded $470 million waste-to-energy program to produce a marketable nutrient and generate 13 megawatts of green power. George has also tripled the program to replace water infrastructure.

DC Water has received almost every major award in the industry, including the 2016 US Water Prize for resource recovery. George was named a GOVERNING Magazine Public Official of the Year in 2014 and has received numerous leadership awards.

George has held executive positions in state and municipal government, environmental and community groups, US EPA and private law practice. Mr. Hawkins graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He teaches Environmental Law and Policy at Princeton University.

Reflections on the EPA and the Environment

William K. Reilly speaks about his tenure as EPA Administrator in this video interview.

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The William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Leadership Internship 2018

CEP/Pisces Foundation Internship

CEP is pleased to announce an internship opportunity with the Pisces Foundation for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

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In his new book, Daniel Fiorino, distinguished executive in residence at the American University School of Public Affairs, argues that policymakers need to protect the environment if they want the economy to grow in the long-term.

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A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth

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George S. Hawkins

George S. Hawkins to Deliver Keynote Address

CEP announces George S. Hawkins as the keynote speaker of the 2018 William K. Reilly Awards.

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