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2017 Cardinal Award
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The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious award bestowed by VEDA to deserving members. The award recognizes leadership in the field of economic development, outstanding professional accomplishments, and exceptional service to the organization. Nominations are open in early summer each year to VEDA past or current members. The nominator must be a member of the Association.

Deadline to Nominate a Potential Cardinal: June 30, 2017

Nomination Instructions

  • Both the nominator and endorser must be current members of VEDA.
  • Do not include additional letters in support of the nomination.
  • Complete the Online Nomination/Service to VEDA Form below
  • Describe the nominee’s service to the profession. This should include activities and accomplishments in the field of economic development that extend far beyond those necessary to satisfy the position(s) for which he or she has been compensated.
  • The candidate’s professional resume must be uploaded during Online Nomination process

(Please note that nominations must be made online. The forms below are provided only for your convenience in preparing to submit a nomination. Do not use the forms below to submit your nomination.)

Sample Nomination Form
Sample Service to VEDA Form

Start the Online Nomination Process Below

Please fill out contact information below.
Nominator must be a current member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association.
Endorser must be a current member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association
The candidate has served VEDA in the following ways: (Please select all that apply)



















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