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ARWA 23rd Annual Awards Program

Alabama's Shining Stars 2014!

The Public Water Utility Industry is filled with many challenges. Providing water to the
public in a safe clean way is very challenging. Complying with Federal and State regulations is a greater challenge. To meet these challenges, Public Water Utilities must have dedicated employees who must be willing to sacrifice their own time when a water main breaks at midnight on a cold winter day, or when a lift station needs to be repaired on a hot August night. In a nutshell, working in the water and wastewater sector is not and never has been a 5 day/40 hour per week job.

As a part of the ARWA's Annual Technical Training Conference, the 23rd Annual Awards Program was a time set aside to recognize those individuals that have demonstrated the desire and commitment to be the best of the best in the Public Water Utility Industry.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES, YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!

WATER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR:
Charles Boleware, Attalla Water Works Board
David Ellis, Fort Mitchell Water System
Heath Finlayson, South Bullock County Water Authority
Jeremy Hagler, Clio Water Works
Robert Hill, Jackson County Water Authority
Steve Jackson, Quint Mar Water Authority
Dennis Lewis, Valley Head Water Works Board
Skip Stacey, Southwest Alabama Water Authority
Michael Warr, Clayton Water Works & Sewer Board

WASTEWATER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR:
Robert (Bay) Chandler, Parrish Water Works & Sewer Board
Jeremy Hagler, Clio Water Works
Dale Lucas, City of Columbiana
David McAlpin, Blountsville Utilities Board

OFFICE WORKER OF THE YEAR:
Martha Brigh twell, Quint Mar Water Authority
Rita Brown, Town of Rutledge
Beth Goodson, Carrollton Water & Sewer Board
Vivian Hagler, Clio Water Works
Dawn Mitchell, Coaling Water Authority
Melissa Tidwell, Spring Valley Water System

BOARD MEMBER/DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
Allen Dunavant, Glen Allen Water System
Robert (Bob) Segalla, Daphne Utility Board

JOHN A. GARRETT OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD:
Art Faulkner, Alabama Emergency Management

 

ARWA 23rd Annual Awards Program
honoring Individuals for Outstanding Performance

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Individuals are recognized in the following Award Categories:

Water Operator of the Year Award- recognizes a State of Alabama Certified Water Treatment Operator with outstanding leadership abilities and accomplishments in water utility operations.

Wastewater Operator of the Year Award - recognizes a State of Alabama Certified Wastewater Treatment Operator with outstanding leadership abilities and accomplishments in wastewater utility operations.

Office Worker of the Year Award - recognizes an administrative employee for outstanding performance in office management and procedures.

Board Member/Director of the Year Award - recognizes an individual who serves as a board member responsible for governing decisions resulting in significant contributions toward the success, growth and customer satisfaction of the utility.

John A. Garrett Outstanding Service Award - recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions throughout the State in support of water and wastewater during his/her career. This award offers an opportunity to nominate a professional individual such as an Alabama Department of Environmental Management staff member, USDA Rural Development staff member, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs staff member, Alabama Congressional Member, State of Alabama Legislator, engineer, etc. who has been instrumental to the success of utility growth and progress in Alabama.

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