GMWEA believes our water quality workers deserve recognition for their knowledge, skills, and dedication -- too often under-appreciated by the public they serve. Our annual awards honor individuals, facilities, and companies nominated by their peers for their exceptional achievements.
The award ceremony takes place in person during GMWEA's annual Spring Meeting, this year being held on May 26, at the Killington Grand Resort.
See below for a list of past winners, and a link to a complete list of past winners. Note: Winners are recognized for their prior year's service.
2022 AWARD DEADLINE IS MAY 10 - LAST CALL!!.
Thanks and congratulations are due to the following individuals, facilities, and companies for their achievements in 2019!
To view all winners since 1997, click the button at the bottom of the page.
Michael Garofono Water Operator Excellence: Vilas Gentes, wholesale maintenance technician, Champlain Water District
Operator Excellence, Wastewater:
Peter Laramie, chief operator, Fair Haven WWTF
Robert Wheeler, chief operator, Bellows Falls & Saxtons River WWTF
Facility Excellence Award, Wastewater:
City of Newport WWTF
Facility Excellence Award, Water:
Randolph Center Water System
Andrew D. Fish Laboratory Excellence Award: Endyne Laboratory Services, Inc.
Bob Wood Young Professional Award: Cody Grimm, water/wastewater operator, Simon Operation Services, Inc.
Stormwater Award (Individual): Dave Wheeler, stormwater project manager, City of South Burlington
Elizabeth Walker Meritorious Service Award: Liz Royer, executive director, Vermont Rural Water Association
GMWEA President's Award: Daniel Hecht, executive director, GMWEA
To view a complete history of awards, click the button below.