REMINDER! Greetings from the TAMS Center! We are announcing a call for nominations for the Virgil Masayesva Environmental Excellence Award and for two (2) open positions on the TAMS Steering Committee. Further information and the nomination forms are online and can be accessed at the TAMS Website.

Virgil Masayesva Tribal Air Programs Excellence Award


Deadline for the VM Award Nominations – March 24, 2023


TAMS SC Nominations Forms:

TAMS Steering Committee Nomination Form



 Deadline for TAMS SC Nominations – February 17, 2023


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