D.C. Chapter Member Wins National Sierra Club Award
SAN FRANCISCO - Sept. 15, 2001 - Washington, D.C., Chapter member Jim
Dougherty was among those receiving national awards from the Sierra Club
Dougherty received the Walter Starr Award, which is given to former
members of the Sierra Club's Board of Directors who remain active in the
club. Dougherty served on the Sierra Club Board of Directors from 1989-1992.
Since retiring from the board, he has been active in the Washington, D.C.,
Chapter, championing some of the district's most visible and challenging
campaigns. He served as the chapter's conservation chair for two years and
has served as its legal chair for the past four years. He also has served on
the National Legal Committee for the past 11 years and was recently
appointed to the Club's Conservation Governance Committee.
"There are few volunteers who have demonstrated the level of commitment
to the Club and the environment that Jim has over the last decade," said
Chapter ExComm member Brenda Moorman, who nominated Dougherty for the award.
"Without his passion, his knowledge and his political skills, the
Washington, D.C., Chapter would not be nearly as effective as it is today."