ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are pleased to announce that Vincent J. Radke, MPH, RS, CP-FS, DAAS, CPH, is the 2013 recipient of the distinguished Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award, according to a press release.  

Radke will receive the award on Tuesday, July 9 at the NEHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. for over four decades of significant and lasting contributions to public and environmental health at the international, federal, state and local levels, noted the release.

The award is given annually in honor of NSF International’s co-founder and first executive director, Walter F. Snyder, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of environmental health.

Radke is being honored for 43 years of distinguished environmental and public health service in enhancing the lives of people worldwide through leadership, dedication, service and a commitment to fostering collaboration, stated the release .

“Vince Radke’s career achievements reflect the principles expressed by Walter F. Snyder and the public health mission of NSF International,” said Kevan P. Lawlor, NSF International president and CEO. “His service as a public health advocate, as well as a leader and a mentor, demonstrate his strong commitment to the promotion of public and environmental health. He inspires collaboration between agencies and people at all levels, and has helped establish many programs that have made a lasting global impact. These accomplishments make him an exceptionally worthy recipient of the Walter F. Snyder Award.”

In the 1980s through early 1990s, Radke held several environmental health positions. As director of Environmental Health in Stamford, Conn., he ran programs in water, sewage disposal systems, food services, noise control and air pollution.

Read the entire press release here.