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ONLINE AWARD NOMINATION FORM

Each year, the Illinois Section of the AWWA rewards individuals that have excelled in the industry. With the ever increasing challenges facing the water supply industry, it is more important than ever to honor our fellow colleagues that are deserving of recognition for their services. The increasing regulatory requirements and industry changes can test our endurance and limit the time we take to assess our accomplishments and plan goals for the future. The recognition one receives for past contributions is an important part of the assessment process.

Please fill out all of the information below. Nominations must be received by February 1st. All Awards will be presented on Thursday, March 23rd at the WATERCON Annual Conference held in Springfield.

Award recipients also receive complimentary registration for WATERCON2017.



JOINT ISAWWA-IEPA ILLINOIS WATERWORKS QUARTER SERVICE AWARD

25 Year Award Each year the Illinois Section AWWA and IEPA jointly present Quarter Century Service Awards to individuals who have served in the water supply industry (in any capacity) for 25 years or more. You do not have to be a member of the Illinois Section to receive this award. While it is easy to recognize and honor individuals in the industry who have played leading roles, we do not honor often enough those individuals who have provided service for years in the daily operations of our industry. This award recognizes that all facets of the water supply operation play an important role - secretarial staff, budget personnel, electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, operators, laboratory staff, maintenance personnel, management and regulatory personnel. An electronic photo shall be submitted via the form below. Photos can be either current and/or 25 years old.

AWWA 100 YEAR CLUB AWARD

This award is presented to municipalities who have operated a public water supply for 100 years. While records for the start date of municipal water supplies are kept by the IEPA and the Illinois Water Survey, it is possible that these records are not complete. If your supply has not been notified of this recognition by January 1, of the year you qualify, please send a letter outlining the history of the supply establishment plus copies of any available supporting documentation using the form below.

ISAWWA CLIFFORD E. FORE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to Section members who provide public service above and beyond the job duties required of them in the waterworks field. Criteria for the award includes recognition of a contribution to advance the state-of-the-art in the waterworks industry (such as a new invention – either equipment or process innovation, the publishing of books or educational materials), professional association, participation or officer-committee chair participation, etc. Nominations should be sent in letter format, naming the nominee and supplying address and employment information. A complete description of the reasons for nominating the individual should also be included and any supporting materials or documentation available should be enclosed. Submit using form below.

OPERATOR’S MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Presented in recognition of special performance. Section members eligible to receive this award should be operators who are presently, or during the time period of the meritorious activities, working in the capacity of shift supervisors or superintendents. Special performance must be recognized in one or more of the following areas: continuous compliance with public health standards in finished water; consistent and outstanding contribution to plant maintenance thereby prolonging the useful lives of equipment; development of new and/or modified equipment or significant process modifications to provide for a more efficient or effective treatment; special efforts in the training of treatment plant operators; special acts not directly related to water treatment, but which demonstrate dedication to the public beyond the normal operating responsibilities; or consistent and outstanding contribution to operation and/or maintenance of distribution lines, pump stations, and/or reservoirs. Submit the Nomination Form provided along with supporting data concerning the meritorious service performed by the nominee.

ROBERT T. SASMAN VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARD

This award recognizes section members that have demonstrated outstanding service in helping the Illinois Section AWWA achieve their goals. This award is limited to non-board members. Outstanding service includes time commitments, new ideas and effort to improve any aspect of the Section including membership, image, organization, etc. Include a letter or paragraph describing the outstanding service the nominee has provided to the ISAWWA and electronic photo. Submit using form below.

WATER PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to a professional in the water industry (engineer, lab analyst, designer, representative, educator, etc.) that has demonstrated dedication and has motivated others to pursue a career in the water industry, and is selected from nominations by Section Members. Include a letter or paragraph describing the outstanding service the nominee has provided to the ISAWWA and electronic photo.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award recognizes the outstanding YP of each year based on participation, outreach, and giving more than required to improve the committee or the water profession, and is nominated by Section Members. Include a letter or paragraph describing the outstanding service the nominee has provided to the ISAWWA and electronic photo. Submit using form below. For more information and submission form, click here.

AWWA National Awards
For award nomination criteria and forms for the following awards, please refer to AWWA

  • AWWA Water Landmarks
  • Heroism Award
  • Gimmicks and Gadgets
  • Outstanding Service to AWWA
  • Courageous Service Award
  • Wendell Ladue Safety Award

The timeline for Section recognition for Life (30 years), Silver (25 years), and Gold (50 years) Water Drop awardees is as follows:

April − AWWA confirms awardee eligibility.
June – Sections notified of eligible awardees.
June – AWWA mails plaques and pins directly to awardees.
July – Sections begin recognition of awardees at annual conferences. 


AWARD NOMINATION FORM

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