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The James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields
Project of the Year

james d p farrellThis award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, is awarded to a Brownfields project in which an EBC member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence notwithstanding the social, economic, technical and institutional challenges imposed.

To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of James D.P. Farrell to the Brownfields Program, a resolution of the Board of Directors on January 10, 2005 advanced the name of this award to the James D.P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award.

James D.P. Farrell (1958-2004) actively participated in the EBC Brownfields Committee and Brownfields programs while at the Massachusetts AG’s office where he was chief of the brownfields unit. He was instrumental in making the brownfields redevelopment process work in Massachusetts and was often involved in delicate negotiations among developers, municipalities and former owners of contaminated sites. Jim was admired for his work on complex Superfund negotiations – including negotiations in New England. As a DOJ attorney on the General Electric Pittsfield case, Jim’s ideas during negotiations helped parties reach an unprecedented settlement. Jim’s work for the AG’s office strengthened the partnership between EPA New England and the state. He was a valued member of the South Weymouth Naval Base case team, where he helped bring together representatives of the business, environmental and military communities for site cleanup and redevelopment.

Prior to 1999, he worked in the environmental enforcement division at the U.S. Department of Justice and as an aide to U.S. Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire.

Congratulations to the winning project of the 2018 EBC James D. P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year

Award Project: Worcester Ice Center

In Recognition of the Multi-Million Dollar Remediation and Redevelopment of the Abandoned Sinter Metals Manufacturing Complex into the Worcester Ice Center, a Canal District Recreational Destination

Award Recipients:

  • Craig Blais, President & CEO, New Garden Park, Inc.
  • Lauren A. Liss, President & CEO, MassDevelopment
  • Michael E. Traynor, Esq., Chief Development Officer, Executive Office of Economic Development, City of Worcester
  • Marylou Armstrong, LSP, Nover-Armstrong Associates, Inc.
  • William Nineve, Owner, Trident Environmental Group, LLC
  • Paul Hoffmann, HSE Director, GKN Sinter Metals
  • Susan P. Rucker, Partner & Jessica K. Rucker, Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center
  • Matthew Abraham, Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
View Past Award Winners