Nominations Open for Mojave Desert AQMD Annual Exemplar Award

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – MDAQMD: The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is now accepting nominations for its 2018-2019 Exemplar Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward the prevention or control of air pollution in the Mojave Desert Air Basin.

Eligible candidates include local businesses, industries, schools, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to clean air through the development of voluntary air pollution reduction and/or prevention programs.

Nominated entities must be located within MDAQMD’s boundaries – which encompass the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County and Riverside County’s Palo Verde Valley. Nominated individuals must reside within MDAQMD’s boundaries. Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by a second party.

Nominations must be postmarked or received at MDAQMD offices by 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. The Exemplar Award will be presented in association with National Pollution Prevention Week, September 16-22, 2019. The nomination packet, as well as more information on the District, past Exemplar winners and a map of District boundaries is available at or by calling 760-245-1661.

MDAQMD is the air pollution control authority and permitting agency for the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County and the Palo Verde Valley in Riverside County. It is governed by a board of 13 members representing nine incorporated municipalities and two counties within its boundaries.

Visit: or follow @MDAQMD on social media.

-Simone Graham, Editor High Desert Gazette



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