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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.

Nomination Instructions

  • The nominator and endorser must be separate individuals; both 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

Nominations must be made online. The form links 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
Past Cardinal Recipients



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Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

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