Recycling Impact Award

The Recycling Impact Award is presented annually to a National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) member who is committed to working within a state, region, and/or communities to positively impact resource conservation and recycling. These recycling stewardship efforts enhance the lives of constituents and impact every aspect of American life including the U.S. economy and jobs, the environment, manufacturing, commodities, global trade, reducing solid waste, sustainable living and development, transportation (rail, trucking, and waterborne shipping), along with the myriad of additional possible and vital recycling efforts.

This award is designed to recognize NLGA members who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate an active concern and interest in recycling and recognizing that recyclable materials are not waste, but valuable commodity materials that conserve natural resources when utilized as substitutes for raw virgin materials in the manufacturing process.

Who Is Eligible to Submit a Nomination?
NLGA members, their staffs, employees of ISRI, ISRI chapter members, any NLGA Partner, and other state government observers, researchers, and activists are eligible to nominate an individual.

Award Presentation
The NLGA Recycling Impact Award will be presented annually at the NLGA Annual Meeting by the NLGA and a recycler from the winner's home state.

The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) is the professional association for the elected officials first in line of succession to the state governors in the 50 states and five U.S. territories. The purpose of NLGA is to promote efficiency and effectiveness of the office of lieutenant governor, to foster interstate cooperation, to provide a medium for the exchange of views and experiences on subjects important to the people of the states and territories. Each state's constitution dictates who is first in line of gubernatorial succession should a vacancy occur. This official is the NLGA member.

Nominate Your Lieutenant Governor

To nominate your Lieutenant Governor, email Justin Short at
June 30, 2023


Deadline for submissions.

July 1-15, 2023


Review of nominations.

July 15, 2023


Notification to recipient.
August 16-18, 2023

Award presented at NLGA Annual in Des Moines, IA

Have Questions?

Justin Short
Manager, Gov't Relations
(202) 662-8508

Abby Blocker
VP of State & Local Government Affairs
(202) 662-8511