Cleary Medal

Edward J. Cleary Award

The Cleary Award is given to an individual who is an outstanding performer in the management of environmental protection enterprises conducted under either public of private auspices who have demonstrated exemplary professional conduct, personal leadership, originality in devising new environmental protection techniques and sensitivity and responsiveness to social, economic, and political factors in environmental protection.

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Environmental Scientist, click here.


Cleary Winner

2016 Edward J. Cleary Award Recipient

Kira Lynch

Ms. Kira Lynch is an environmental scientist with twenty five years' experience in environmental characterization and remediation. She is currently the Office of Research and Development (ORD) Superfund and Technology Liaison (STL) for Region 10. The STLs are ORD employees, who reside in each regional office. Ms. Lynch's responsibilities include assisting the Region 10 Superfund program with integrating the most current science and technology into decision making and facilitating access to the expertise and information needed to solve challenging waste cleanup problems.

Ms. Lynch is a member of the EPA Engineering Forum and provides direct technical support on a range of projects nationally for EPA. Prior to working for EPA Region 10, she served as one of the Army Corps Innovative Technology Advocates (ITAs) for ten years, and worked in the Quality Assurance Management Section (QAMS) for EPA Region 9. She has been involved in the design and evaluation of several Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) research projects. She has been involved in the development of numerous EPA and US Army Corps guidance documents on environmental remediation and characterization. Ms. Lynch has also been the author on several journal articles on cleanup approaches and the use of adaptive site management (Triad approach) to site characterization and cleanup.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2015

Kevin Shafer

2014

Walter F. Bailey

2013

Alan H. Vicory, Jr.

2012

Joseph F. Malina, Jr.

2011

Richard F. Lanyon

2010

Stephen R. Maguin

2009

Walter J. Bishop

2008

Jeanette A. Brown

2007

Leo Weaver

2005

James E. Foxworthy

2003

James M. Symons

2001

James F. Stahl

1999

Thomas M. Hellman

1997

N.C. Vasuki

1995

Frank Dalton

1993

Duane L. Georgeson

1991

William K. Reilly

1989

Jay D. Hair

1987

LTG E. R. Heiberg, III

1985

William D. Ruckelshaus

1983

William J. Carroll

1981

Joseph T. Ling

1979

John D. Parkhurst

1977

Paul D. Haney

1975

Martin Lang

1973

Samuel S. Baxter

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