The Portland Cement Association (PCA) extended its call for nominations for the 2009 Sustainable Leadership Awards. The deadline to submit final entries is now June 20, 2009. This annual initiative identifies and honors government leaders who advance sustainable development in their communities through the use of concrete and cement-based products.

Four categories will be recognized. The Leadership in Sustainability Policy Award honors public officials who advance policies that promote the concept of sustainable development by advocating for and promoting the use of concrete and cement-based products in their communities. The Homes and Residential Building, Non-Residential Building, and Infrastructure awards honor public officials who utilize cement or cement-based products to achieve sustainable benefits for projects in each of these categories.

To be eligible for consideration, buildings and activities must have occurred between Jan. 1, 2007, and Dec. 31, 2008. For more information and to access the nomination form, visit