Congratulations to our IECA Partners for Excellence Program Winners! 

The purpose of the IECA Partners for Excellence Program is to recognize and reward IECA chapters that have taken the initiative to better serve not only the members of their chapters, but also the public in general. Innovation, chapter involvement, measurable results and application are key criteria. We are looking for both process improvements and best practice or model programs to award and recognize.  Read through these best practice programs and apply them at your chapter!

Career Development:

The International Erosion Control Association supports career development and the growth of the next generation of erosion control, sediment control and stormwater management professionals. This category focuses on activities which assist industry professionals, in any stage of their career, in developing their career path.

2020 Winner for Outstanding Career Development: Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Innovative Education:

Continuing education initiatives that target unique populations or unique methods of providing education are examples of appropriate submissions in this category.

2020 Winner for Outstanding Innovative Education: Southeast Chapter

Leadership Development:

Activities which encourage strong leadership at a chapter level, including volunteer recruitment, developing new leaders, and chapter succession planning would be included in this category.

2020 Winner for Outstanding Leadership Development: Southeast Chapter

Communications and Outreach:

 2020 Winner for Outstanding Communications and Outreach: Mountain States Chapter

Membership Recruitment:

Recognizes the chapter with the highest number of new members who joined during the awards year, as a percentage of their total chapter membership.

2020 Winner for Outstanding Membership Recruitment: Great Lakes Chapter

Membership Retention:

Recognizes the chapters with the highest percentage of renewed members over the course of the awards period.

2020 Winner for Outstanding Membership Retention: Canadian Chapter 

Rick Granard Award of Distinction:

Named for IECA’s past Board president and Chapter Development Committee chair. Rick was devoted to Chapter progress and excellence. This award is IECA’s highest honor given to a Chapter.

2020 Rick Granard Award of Distinction Winner: Southeast Chapter

Past Winners


Career Development: Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Innovative Education: Southeast Chapter
Leadership Development: Iberoamerica Chapter
Communications and Outreach: Pacific Northwest Chapter
Membership Recruitment: Iberoamerica Chapter
Membership Retention: Canadian Chapter
Rick Granard Award of Distinction: Mid-Atlantic Chapter


Career Development: Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Innovative Education: Southeast Chapter
Leadership Development: Canadian Chapter
Communications and Outreach: Western Chapter
Membership Recruitment: Canadian Chapter
Membership Retention: Iberoamerican Chapter & Great Rivers Chapter
Rick Granard Award of Distinction: Mid-Atlantic Chapter