Winners of the Honorable Cornelius Amory Pugsley Award

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

, Founding Member, former Chairman & President, The Trust for Public Land
, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University, author, advocate
, Former Member of Congress, NRPA Life Trustee

2009

, Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
, Executive Vice President, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
, President, Resource Renewal Institute
, President, Texas Coalition for Conservation

2008

, Founding President, Student Conservation Association, NH
, Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks, OH
, Environmental Lawyer, Washington, DC

2007

, Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC
, President, Central Park Conservancy, New York City
, Secretary of Interior, Washington, DC

2006

, Retired Publisher, Sunset, Menlo Park, CA
, Dean Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2005

, Conservationist, Austin, TX
, Chair, Conservation Fund, Washington, DC
, Superintendent, Hennepin County Park Preserve District

2004

, Conservationist and Philanthropist, Pocantico, NY
, Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
, Mayor of Knoxville, TN

2003

, Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC
, General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District, CA
, Conservationist, Houston, TX

2002

, Executive Director, National Recreation & Park Association, Ashburn, VA
, Commissioner, NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
, Superintendent, Recreation & Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

2001

, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
, State Representative, Illinois
, Fort Mill, SC

2000

, Secretary, Department of Interior, Washington, DC
, Chair, East Bay Regional Park District, CA
, Director, City of Anaheim, CA

1999

, Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
, Director, Westchester County Parks Commission, NY

1998

, Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC
, Director, Department of Parks & Recreation, New Westminster, BC, Canada

1997

, Assistant Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC
, Director, Oaklawn Park District, IL

1995

, Director, Vermont State Parks
, Director, Portland, OR

1994

, Regional Director, National Park Service, Santa Fe, NM
, Director, West Virginia State Parks
, Director, Monmouth County Park System, NJ

1993

, Superintendent, Mt. Ranier National Park
, Director, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
, Director, Phoenix Parks, Recreation & Library Department, AZ
, Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC

1992

, Regional Director, National Park Service
, Director, Los Angeles County Parks, CA
, National Park Service, Sacramento, CA

1991

, Deputy Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC
, Director, St. James Foundation
, Director, Chicago Park District, IL

1990

, Director, National Park Service, Washington, DC
, Director, Oregon State Parks
, Director, Delaware State Parks
, Director, East Bay Regional Park District, CA

1989

, National Park Service
, Assistant Director, Land Acquisition, National Park Service
, Commissioner, NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
, Director, DuPage County Forest Preserve, IL

1988

, Director, National Park Service
, Director, Indiana State Parks
, Director, Metropolitan Dade County Parks & Recreation Department, FL

1987

, Chief, Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service
, Director, Pennsylvania State Parks
, Director, Champaign (IL) Park District

1983

, Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service
, Director, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
, Director, Huron-Clinton Metroparks, OH

1982

, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, WY
, Director, Parks, Recreation & Conservation, Orange County, NY
, Director, National Park Service

1981

, Director, Kansas City (MO) Parks, Recreation and Conservation

1979

, Deputy Director, National Park Service
, Executive Director, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, NY, NJ
, Director, Cultural Resources & Recreation, Tennessee Valley Authority

1974

, Director, National Park Service
, Director, Maine State Parks
, Director, Peoria (IL) Park District

1973

, Regional Director, National Park Service, Richmond, VA
, Superintendent, Maryland State Parks
, Executive Director, Jekyll Island Authority, GA

1972

, General Manager, Milwaukee County (WI) Parks & Recreation Department
, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior
, Director, California Department of Parks and Recreation

1971

, Chair, National Geographic Society
, Director, Hawaii State Parks
, General Manager, Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV

1970

, Deputy Director, National Park Service
, Commissioner, Virginia Division of Parks
, Superintendent, Board of Park Commission, Minneapolis, MN

1969

, Associate Director, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Washington, DC
, Director, Dept of Conservation & Economics, Dept of Parks, Trenton, NJ
, Regional Director, National Capital Parks, Washington, DC

1968

, Director, Region V, National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA
, Director, Department of Park Services, TX Parks & Wildlife Dept
, Historian, Bronx Borough, Bronx, NY

1967

, Director, National Park Service
, Chief, California Division of Beaches & Parks
, Director, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

1966

, Chair, National Park & Recreation Association
, Chief, Division of Parks and Recreation, Charleston, WV
, Superintendent of Parks, Los Angeles, CA

1965

, Regional Director, National Park Service, Richmond, VA
, Director, Division of Parks, Concord, NH
, Superintendent, Board of Park Commissioners, Kansas City, MO

1928

, Director and Founder of the National Park Service