Congratulations to the 2018 Award Recipients!
2018 Carolinas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Winner
Principal Planner, Town of Nags Head, NC
Honorable Mention for Adaptation Integration
Associate Professor of Entomology, NC State University
Honorable Mention for Building Capacity and Fostering Connectivity
Deputy Director, NC Sea Grant and NC Water Resources Research Institute
What Is the RALA?
CISA is excited to partner with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) to present the first ever Carolinas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA). The RALA, first awarded in California in 2016, recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the climate adaptation field through exceptional leadership. It acknowledges the fact that deliberate, proactive adaptation, preparedness, and resilience-building is a change process, a deviation from business-as-usual, and a courageous act of doing something new and different. At its heart are individuals who make this change happen, sometimes with very few resources. The RALA recognizes distinguished adaptation leaders who approach their work in a strategic, sophisticated, well informed, inclusive, and effective manner.
Carolinas RALA Award
- $500 cash
- a year of ASAP membership (valued at $150)
- complimentary registration to the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference in 2018 or 2020
RALA Selection Committee
RALA nominations were reviewed by members of a volunteer selection committee. Members were Frank Alsheimer, Sylricka Foster, Tiffany Hartung, Steve McNulty, Ellen Mecray, Tancred Miller, Robert Osborne, Anna Schwab, and Ashley Ward.