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Awards

The 2016 Nomination Book is Now Available!

NC AWWA-WEA members work every day to protect the public health and the environment.  NC AWWA-WEA’s awards program is designed to recognize individuals and organizations that go above and beyond expectations. With over 3,000 members across North Carolina, it is difficult for awards committees to know about the great work of every individual and organization.  NC AWWA-WEA’s awards committees depends on members to step forward and nominate co-workers and facilities that deserve recognition.

 

The activities of the various awards committees are organized by an overall Awards Chair. The 2016 Awards Committee Chair is Mary Knosby with HDR. She may be contacted by phone at (704) 338-6857 or by email at mary.knosby@hdrinc.com.

 

In 2014, to simplify the nomination process, the Awards Committee introduced the Award Nomination Short Form. With this form, you can quickly give award selection committees recommendations of potentially eligible individuals and facilities. Simply circle the name of the award and provide some basic information, and someone from the awards committee will contact you or the contact person you list. 

 

The 2016 Awards Nomination Book is now available! Within this document, you will find applications and instructions for all NC AWWA-WEA awards that accept open nominations.  All award applications and nominees’ photos should be submitted electronically to raguie@ncsafewater.org. Most award nominations are due July 1st.

 

 

NC AWWA-WEA also awards several scholarships through the NC Safewater Endowment program. For a list of past recipients refer to the NC Safewater Fund page.



Awards Given by NC AWWA-WEA

Click on an award title for more information.

Disaster Preparedness Award
Selected by Risk Management Committee. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

Chair: Barry Parsons
Phone: (336) 373-7643
Email: barry.parsons@greensboro-nc.gov


Walter J. Courmon Safety Award
Selected by Risk Management Committee. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

Chair: Barry Parsons
Phone: (336) 373-7643
Email: barry.parsons@greensboro-nc.gov

  

  

 

   

Donald E. Francisco Educator of the Year Award
Selected by Donald E. Francisco Educator of the Year Award Committee. Open nominations not accepted.

 

Chair: Troy Perkins
Phone: (252) 551-3301

Email: perkintm@guc.com


Wastewater Collection Operator
of the Year Award

Selected by Wastewater BOEE. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

Chair: John Gibson
Phone: (919) 996-3684
Email: john.gibson@raleighnc.gov

 

   

  

   

Industrial WWTP Operator of the Year Award
Selected by Industrial Committee. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

 

 

Not Available in 2016.


Wastewater Collection System of the Year Award
Selected by the WW Collection & Water Distribution Committee. Accepts open nominations – due August 14

  

Chair: Barbara Moranta

Phone: (919) 325-3500
Email: morantaba@cdmsmith.com

  

  

 

   

Kasey Monroe Outstanding Service Award
Selected by NC AWWA-WEA Chair. Open nominations not accepted.

 


Water Distribution Operator of the Year Award
Selected by Water BOEE. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

Chair: Steve Hamilton

Phone: (919) 731-2310
Email: steveh@waynewaterdistricts.com

   

  

 

   
Special Recognition Award
Selected by NC AWWA-WEA Chair. Open nominations not accepted.
   Water Distribution System of the Year Award

Selected by the WW Collection & Water Distribution Committee. Accepts open nominations – due August 14.

 

Chair: Barbara Moranta

Phone: (919) 325-3500

Email: morantaba@cdmsmith.com

 

   

  

   

Raymond E. “Red” Ebert Award
Selected by Water BOEE. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

      


 

 


Chair: Steve Hamilton

Phone: (919) 731-2310
Email: steveh@waynewaterdistricts.com


WWTP Operation and Maintenance 
Excellence Award

Selected by Professional WW Operators Committee. Accepts open nominations – due June 1.

  


Chair: Michael Wiseman
Phone: (336) 672-0892

Email: mwiseman@ci.asheboro.nc.us

  

  

 

   

Safewater Maintenance Technician
of the Year Excellence Award

Selected by Plant Operation & Maintenance Committee. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

    



Chair: Dell Harney
Phone: (336) 373-7900

Email: dell.harney@ci.greensboro.nc.us


 

  

 

 


 

Competitions

Click on an award title for more information.


Pipe Tapping Contest

Competition is held annually at the Annual Conference. Sign-up information will be available in conference registration materials.

 

Brandon Miller
Phone: (919) 996-4528
Email: brandon.w.miller@raleighnc.gov


Operations Challenge

Competition is held annually at the Annual Conference. Sign-up information will be available in conference registration materials.

 

Chair: Billy Allen
Phone: (704) 553-2124

Email: ballen@charlottenc.gov

 

   

  

   

Best Tasting Water Contest

Competition is held annually at the Annual Conference. Sign-up information will be available in conference registration materials.


Chair: Don Garbrick

Phone: (704) 376-6423

Email: dgarbrick@pease-ae.com

 

Environmental Jeopardy

This content no longer takes place. 


Poster Contests

Student competition is held annually at the Annual Conference. Sign-up information will be available in conference registration materials.


 


 

AWWA Awards

Click on an award title for more information.

 

 

George Warren Fuller Award
Selected by George Warren Fuller Award Committee.

 Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

Chair: Steve Shoaf
Phone: (828) 777-2692
Email: steve.shoaf@gmail.com


Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award
Selected by Kenneth J. Miller Award Committee. Open nominations not accepted.

 

Chair: Nick Dierkes
Phone: (704) 451-4591

Email: ndierkes@brwncald.com

 

   

  



Operator's Meritorious Service Award

Selected by Water BOEE.

 

 

 

Chair: Steve Hamilton
Phone: (919) 731-2310
Email: steveh@waynewaterdistricts.com


AWWA Membership Awards

Receipt of these awards is based on length of membership or number of new members recruited.

 

Life Members

Honorary Members
Water Drop Award

Maffitt Membership Cup


 

 

 


 

WEF Awards

Click on an award title for more information.

 

 

Arthur Sidney Bedell Award
Selected by Arthur Sidney Bedell Award Committee. Open nominations not accepted.

   


Chair: Ken Vogt
Phone: (910) 332-6586
Email: ken.vogt@cfpua.org


Golden Manhole Society
Selected by the WW Collection & Water Distribution Committee. Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

 

Chair: Barbara Moranta

Phone: (919) 325-3500
Email: morantaba@cdmsmith.com

  

  

 



George W. Burke, Jr. Safety Award
Selected by Risk Management Committee.  Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

  


Chair: Barry Parsons
Phone: (336) 373-7643
Email: barry.parsons@greensboro-nc.gov


Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award
Selected by the WW Lab Analyst Committee.

Accepts open nominations – due July 1.

   


Chair: Paul Balsbaugh
Phone: (252) 399-2494

 

   

  



Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (5-S)
Selected by 5S Award Committee. Open nominations not accepted.

  


Chair: Dave Heiser
Phone: (919) 325-3543
Email: heiserdm@cdmsmith.com


WEF Membership Awards

Receipt of these awards is based on length of membership or number of new members recruited.

 

Life Members

Honorary Members

Quarter Century Operators

William M. Piatt Membership Award

 

   

  

   

William D. Hatfield Award
Selected by William D. Hatfield Award Committee. Open nominations not accepted.

 

Chair: Jeff Mahagan
Phone: (919) 732-2681
Email: jeff.mahagan@hillsboroughnc.org

 

  


 

Awards Given by Other Organizations & Recognized by NC AWWA-WEA

Click on an award title for more information.


J.M. Jarrett Award



Wilbur E. Long, Jr. Operator of the Year Award




Chair: Steve Hamilton

Phone: (919) 731-2310
Email: steveh@waynewaterdistricts.com

Chair: Steve Hamilton

Phone: (919) 731-2310
Email: steveh@waynewaterdistricts.com

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