Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management
Nomination/Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2019
This award will be presented to an individual or a group to recognize lifetime contributions and special achievements in the categories of program administration/management, site preservation, and research in cultural resource management. It is intended that at least one award will be made each year and the category will rotate annually. The 2020 Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management will be presented in the PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT category. Candidates may include individuals employed by federal, state, tribal, or local government agencies, museums, educational institutions, and similar institutions who have developed and or implemented public policy, regulations, and ordinances that further cultural resource site protection and historic preservation on a local or regional basis.
Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations or Apply for the Award
Any professional archaeologist may submit a nomination for this award. Awardees may be members or nonmembers of the SAA.
Nomination/Submission Materials Required
Nominators must submit a curriculum vita along with any relevant supporting documents. All nomination materials are to be submitted electronically, with the Award Nomination Form.
A detailed description of the nominee’s accomplishments with respect to furthering preservation. Preservation can include to specific projects, program development, public involvement, and/or policy development, among others.
Other Special Requirements
Nature of Award (e.g. monetary, medal, symposium)
The awardee is recognized by the SAA through a plaque presented during the business meeting held at the Annual Meeting, a citation in The SAA Archaeological Record, and acknowledgment on the awards page of the SAA Website.
Current Committee Charge
The Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management Committee solicits nominations and selects recipients for the Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management, which recognizes an individual, group or organization that has made significant contributions to archaeology or historic preservation in a cultural resource management setting. This might include, but is not limited to, significant contributions in preservation, research, publication, education, and/or administration.
Committee composition is chair and at least four members.
Term length is three years. Individuals ending their terms cycle off the committee at the close of the Business Meeting held during the annual SAA Meeting, and new appointees begin their terms at this time.
The award cycles through three categories (program administration/management , preservation , and research ... and the cycle continues).
Committee Chair and End of Term
Kimball M. Banks 
Committee Chair Contact Information
email@example.com, Kimball M. Banks, Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc., 11495 W. 8th Ave., Suite 104, Lakewood CO, 80215, Phone 406.670.8374 (cell)
Committee Members and Ends of Terms
John McCarthy , Richard Ciolek-Torello , Linda Scott Cummings , Vanessa Mirro , Holly Norton 
Selection or Evaluation Criteria
Nominations will be evaluated based on lifetime contributions and special achievements, including contributions to the field of archaeology and cultural resource management.
Committee Deliberation Process (e.g. dates, venue)
The committee meets electronically after the nomination deadline has passed.
2019 Duane E. Peter
Duane is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and has been involved in cultural resource management for over 40 years. He joined Geo‐Marine, Inc. (now part of Versar, Inc.), in 1987 as their first archaeologist. Thirty years later he retired from the company having built a program that included archaeologists, architectural historians, and GIS specialists in three primary offices. He promoted the development of innovative and cutting research techniques, including photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning, predictive modeling and remote sensing. He brought these techniques to projects in 45 states, the evaluation of over 2,000 archaeological sites and 700 Cold War-era resources, the survey of over 323,000 acres, and the preparation of over 900 technical reports. Duane built a CRM program known for excellence and quality research across the nation. Finally, Duane was a founding member of the American Cultural Resources Association and has helped guide the growth of that organization.
2018 Myles Miller
2017 Jeffery Franz Burton
2016 Tom Emerson
2015 No award given.
2014 Mark Michel
2013 Henry Wallace
2011 Nelly Robles García
2010 William H. Doelle
2009 Michael Beckes
2008 John Walthall
2007 George Smith
2005 Arizona Site Steward Program
2004 Linda Mayro
2003 John Milner Associates, The General Services Administration
2002 Laurence W. Spanne
2000 Robert J. Jackson
1999 David G. Anderson
1998 David A. Frederickson
1997 James J. Miller
1996 William R. Hildebrandt
1995 Lawrence E. Aten, Calvin R. Cummings, Shereen Lerner, Charles R. McGimsey III
1994 Hester A. Davis