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Leadership Honorees 2017

Representative Suzanne Bonamici

Representative Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon’s 1st District will receive the Leadership Award. This award honors political leaders who demonstrate a commitment to ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes stewardship. Through their work on policy and governance, Leadership Award honorees help our Nation conserve marine and Great Lakes environments by supporting sound science and conservation action, both locally and nationally. The Foundation recognizes Congresswoman Bonamici’s leadership and tremendous contributions to ocean conservation and restoration, including sustainable fisheries, ocean monitoring and forecasting, marine debris and pollution prevention, ocean energy, climate change and ocean acidification, and her overall support for environmental stewardship throughout her service.