This award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on January 4, 1994, recognized the significant contribution made by Paul Keough and is awarded to an organization or individual for outstanding environmental leadership in government service.
Paul Keough (1946-1994) was one of the first employees hired at the EPA Boston office when it opened in 1971 and served the agency for over twenty years, earning accolades as a hard-nosed, energetic bureaucrat with an abiding commitment to the environment. Mr. Keough began at the EPA as the agency’s press secretary, and spent over 10 years as the deputy administrator for New England. Mr. Keough had an enormous impact on the hundreds of EPA employees he worked with in the Region 1 office. He also has a major impact on the thousands of individuals from business and industry, New England’s many environmental organizations, and other federal, state and local government officials with whom he came in contact.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 EBC Paul G. Keough Environmental-Energy Award for Government Service
In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Government Service and for Significant Contribution to the Quality of the Environment in Rhode Island
Award Recipient: Janet Coit, Director, Department of Environmental Management,
State of Rhode Island
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