Nominations can be put forward by any Economic Development Organization or Authority, Municipality, governmental agency, or other appropriate entity (the nomination must be submitted by an EDAA member in good standing)
Nominations can be put forward by any EDAA member (in good standing}
Nominations can be put forward by any entity the Selection Committee deems appropriate
The David R. Echols Award recognizes the exemplary performance and leadership of an Alabama economic development professional. The award recognizes the long-term professional career achievements of the candidate.
Criteria to be evaluated includes experience, training and education, service to EDAA and other professional organizations, service to professional peers and colleagues, ethical conduct in dealing with others, a highly developed sense of professionalism, leadership and an abiding desire to advance the profession of economic development.
Non-professional criteria to be evaluated may include non-economic development related community participation, civic participation, religious/charitable/educational related activities, etc.