AWWA Award Nominations Due
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Posted by: Laurie Dougherty
Abel Wolman Award of Excellence
This award recognizes those whose careers in the water works industry exemplify vision, creativity, and excellent professional performance characteristic of Abel Wolman's long and productive career.
2016 Recipient: Dr. Michael McGuire, California/Nevada Section
Award of Merit
This award is to recognize those outside the water industry who have demonstrated outstanding service in support of the principles of AWWA in providing better water for people.
2016 Recipient: Senator Barbara Boxer, California/Nevada Section
and Congressman Bob Gibbs, Ohio Section
Distinguished Public Service Award
This award is presented in recognition of distinguished public service outside the line of duty by an AWWA member.
2016 Recipient: Steve Dennis, California/Nevada Section
This award is presented to recognize the individual or organization that has created, promoted, and maintained diversity within an organization by establishing an environment that recognizes, encourages, and effectively utilizes each individual’s talents.
2016 Recipients: Minneapolis Water Treatment & Distribution Services Division, Minnesota Section
Dr. John L. Leal Award
The Dr. John L. Leal Award is presented annually for distinguished service to the water profession in commemoration of the sound medical/public health expertise and the courageous leadership advancing public health that characterized the life of Dr. John L. Leal.
2016 Recipient: City of Grand Rapids Water System, Michigan Section
Honorary Member Award
This award is presented each year to individuals whose knowledge and accomplishments in the field of water supply entitle them to special recognition.
2016 Recipients: Dr. Bruce A. Macler, California/Nevada Section
Richard Talley, Texas Section
Outstanding Service to AWWA Award
This award recognizes and honors a member of AWWA who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Association through leadership and active participation in AWWA programs.
2016 Recipient: Kathryn L. (Katie) McCain, Texas Section
Water Industry Hall of Fame Award
This award recognizes those living and deceased who have made the most significant contributions to the field of public water supply.
2016 Recipients: George Harrison Fenkell, Michigan Section
Robert T. Sasman, Illinois Section
Jack W. Hoffbuhr Award
This award was established in 2008 to honor the legacy of Jack Hoffbuhr (retired Executive Director, AWWA) by recognizing outstanding performance and accomplishments by a Section staff member of AWWA.
2016 Recipient: Dr. Timothy C. Worley, California/Nevada Section
John Lechner Award of Excellence
This award was established to recognize an AWWA Section Manufacturers/Associates Council member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the drinking water community and to AWWA's mission and goals.
2016 Recipient: Cliff Shrive, Ohio Section
Award criteria and submission forms for each award can be found on the AWWA website: