Nominations Open for Annual Conservation Leadership Award

JDCF is accepting nominations for the  Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Foundation’s annual meeting in early 2020.

An individual, organization, governmental entity, educational institution, or business that has demonstrated creativity and/or leadership in the preservation, restoration, or stewardship of natural areas and/or Native American cultural resources, or has a strong history of promoting an understanding of the natural world in Northwest Illinois, particularly Jo Daviess County, is eligible. Nominees may have also shown financial leadership that supports land conservation. Priority will be given to nominees with distinguished lifetime accomplishments and impact made in the service area of the Foundation.  JDCF’s Executive Committee seeks nominations annually beginning in November each year and uses the above criteria to make its selection. Nominations are due by December 31st, 2019. Current staff and board members of JDCF are not eligible. A nomination form can be found here: NHW Award Nomination Form.

The Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award is named after JDCF’s long-time board member and past Board President and Vice President, Nancy Hamill Winter. Formerly a Stockton resident Nancy dedicated much of her adult life to the preservation and care of natural habitats and the Native American cultural heritage of Northern Illinois