The Corps Network Honors the Winners of the 2013 Corps Legacy Achievement Award

The Winners of the 2013 Corps Legacy Acheivement Award.
Left to Right: John Irish, Marilee Eckert, Ira Okun.

On the night of Sunday, February 10th we honored our three winners of the 2013 Corps Legacy Achievement Award. This award recognizes leaders who have contributed to the Corps movement for approximately 20 or more years by serving in a senior leadership position of a corps or multiple corps, or by otherwise making Corps more effective (for instance, we have honored those who founded a corps, brought a corps to scale, made a significant national contribution through developing a national project, etc.). This year’s recipients of the Corps Legacy Achievement Award were John Irish, Marilee Eckert, and Ira Okun.

John Irish was selected for this award for his involvement in the creation and leadership of numerous Arizona-based Corps, and for his dedication to promoting Corps and Corps-friendly legislation. Here he accepts  the award from Miquelle Scheier, Program Manager at Coconino Rural Environment Corps. 



Marilee Eckert was selected for this award for her outstanding leadership of Conservation Corps North Bay for more than 20 years. Here she accepts the award from David Muraki, Director of the California Conservation Corps.



Ira Okun was chosen for the award for his many years of service as a consultant to The Corps Network and a number of our member Corps. Here he accepts the award from John Leong, Executive Director of KUPU Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps.