Nearly four years ago, the ENR franchise inaugurated an annual competition known as Top 20 Under 40 to honor the contributions of rising industry stars, both to their professions and communities. In so doing, we also presented the industry with a glimpse of its future, given the accomplishments and ambitions of the program's young honorees.

Now we'd like to bookend the program with a program that looks back. Throughout the year, each of ENR's regional publications, including ENR Northwest, will be naming and profiling recipients of ENR's Legacy Award, a program that honors a lifetime of achievements among construction industry members. Beginning today, ENR Northwest is accepting nominations for professionals based in Alaska, Oregon and Washington 

Professionals either can nominate themselves or nominate colleagues. ENR editors also may submit nominations.

ENR’s staff of regional editors will evaluate submissions and select a single winner in early spring.

All nominations should include:

  • Name, age, employment status (employed or retired), and title(s)/role(s).

  • A resume outlining major professional accomplishments, including innovations, initiatives and involvement in noteworthy projects.

  • A letter of reference from the nominator or a colleague who can attest to the professional's accomplishments and contributions to the industry and community.

  • White papers, features, news articles or other materials addressing the professional's contributions and achievements.

  • A photo of the nominee.

  • A summary of ancillary activities, including mentoring, instruction and community activities, well as any offices held in community and industry organizations.

The deadline for ENR Northwest Legacy Award submissions is March 16. Please e-mail your submission to The Northwest region's honoree will be profiled in the May 11 edition of ENR Northwest and recognized at ENR Northwest's Best Projects Event in Seattle this fall.

Best of luck! We're excited to learn more about industry professionals you believe have forged a lasting legacy