The 2021 Geoffrey R. Forrest Outstanding Individual Achievement Award will be given to James Smith, Sr., Environmental Compliance Manager with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, Real Estate Management and Sales. The award will be presented to Smith by Ryan Hoffman of GEI Consultants at the start of Day 2 of the conference.

James Smith has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field. After ten years of performing assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan as a consultant, he joined the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development in 2011 as Senior Environmental Compliance Manager. In this role, he oversees MCP compliance for the City and assesses and oversees remediation of Brownfields sites. He provides direction in the disposition of his department’s land inventory, helping to return public land to productive uses that benefit the residents of Boston. Mr. Smith has served as a member of the Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals since 2013.