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The Coastal Society Presents UCI Director with Outstanding Service Award

The Coastal Society (TCS) named Urban Coast Institute Director Tony MacDonald as a 2023 recipient of its Outstanding Service Award, presented for outstanding accomplishments in coastal management.

Tony MacDonald

TCS is an international nonprofit organization composed of private sector, academic, and government professionals and students. The Society is dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships and promoting communications and education.

“It is always special honor to be recognized by your colleagues,” MacDonald said. “Over the years, TCS has provided me many opportunities to build professional and personal relationships that have aided me in my career. It was a particular privilege to serve as part of the TCS team that developed the Coastal Career Development Workshops named in honor of my colleague and friend Margaret Davidson. Her legacy lives on with next generation of coastal leaders.”  

In a statement recognizing MacDonald at is annual meeting on April 20, the organization noted, “Tony was a TCS Director from 2012 through 2014 and has been a speaker and a member of the organizing committee for TCS career workshops. His advocacy and enthusiasm for supporting the shared use of coastal resources exemplify the purposes of The Coastal Society.”

In addition to MacDonald, the Society presented the award to Geno Olmi, coordinator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team.