The ECOS Special Recognition Award is given annually by the ECOS President to an ECOS Member agency staff member, whose dedication and contributions over a sustained period of time led to the meaningful advancement of an ECOS priority during his or her tenure as President. In its inaugural year of 2015, the Award recipients were selected by the ECOS Officers. In subsequent years, nominations are sought from ECOS Members with the Officers selecting.
Special Recognition Awardees
Victoria Phillips (Massachusetts) – For exceptional longtime service on behalf of the states.
Robin Stephens (South Carolina) – For exceptional longtime service to ECOS on the Air and Compliance Committees, Partnership & Performance Workgroup, Federal Facilities Forum, and more.
Robert Zimmerman (Delaware) – For his dedication to the work of ECOS through his leadership of the Data Management Workgroup.
Gary Baughman (Colorado) – For his dedication to the work of ECOS through his involvement in the Partnership & Performance Workgroup.
Shari Meghreblian (Tennessee) – For her dedication to the work of ECOS through her involvement in the Federal Facilities Forum.
Ken Zarker (Washington) – For his tireless work with states, Congress, and others related to reforming TSCA and his dedication to efforts to reduce toxics in the environment.
Andy Putnam (Colorado)
Chris Simmers (New Hampshire)
For their dedication to the work of ECOS through involvement and leadership of the Exchange Network and E-Enterprise.