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CWEA Awards Program Purpose: To recognize outstanding professional achievements within the wastewater field. To improve the professional status of all.

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1 CWEA Awards Program Purpose: To recognize outstanding professional achievements within the wastewater field. To improve the professional status of all personnel working in the wastewater industry and related fields To stimulate public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment.

2 CWEA Award Program Overview Categories – 23 categories of awards Categories – 23 categories of awards Nomination Forms are available on/or before July 1 st. They are sent to Local Section Presidents and Awards Chairs and are downloadable from the CWEA website. Nomination Forms are available on/or before July 1 st. They are sent to Local Section Presidents and Awards Chairs and are downloadable from the CWEA website. Standing Committees review all nominations and conduct site visits and telephone interviews as noted on the nomination forms. Standing Committees review all nominations and conduct site visits and telephone interviews as noted on the nomination forms. Winners and non-winners are notified of their status three weeks prior to the Annual Conference. Winners and non-winners are notified of their status three weeks prior to the Annual Conference.

3 Awards Criteria & Tips Nominations due to CWEA Office: Nominations due to CWEA Office:  The Second Friday in January Nominees must have won at the local section level Nominees must have won at the local section level or or Committees may submit nominations - but may not submit for their own award category. Committees may submit nominations - but may not submit for their own award category. Each Local Section determines if winner(s) or Awards Chair will be responsible for submitting nominations to the State. Each Local Section determines if winner(s) or Awards Chair will be responsible for submitting nominations to the State.

4 Awards Submission Tips Submit attachments when requested Submit attachments when requested Submit four (4) complete nomination packets Submit four (4) complete nomination packets Collection System of the Year - submit 5-15 minute VHS or DVD of the nominated plant. Collection System of the Year - submit 5-15 minute VHS or DVD of the nominated plant. Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater (P3S): Person of the year - submit six (6) copies Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater (P3S): Person of the year - submit six (6) copies

5 Lifecycle of a CWEA Award Second Friday in JANUARY - Nominations due at CWEA office Second Friday in JANUARY - Nominations due at CWEA office Third Friday in JANUARY - Nominations sent to State Committees for review Third Friday in JANUARY - Nominations sent to State Committees for review JAN./FEB./MARCH - Committee Review Process (Site visits, additional questions for nominees, etc.) JAN./FEB./MARCH - Committee Review Process (Site visits, additional questions for nominees, etc.) mid MARCH - All winners and non-winners are notified of their award status by CWEA. mid MARCH - All winners and non-winners are notified of their award status by CWEA. APRIL - Nominees certificates are presented at committee breakfasts held during Annual Conference APRIL - Nominees certificates are presented at committee breakfasts held during Annual Conference APRIL - Winners honored and plaques presented at the Awards Luncheon (last day of conference) APRIL - Winners honored and plaques presented at the Awards Luncheon (last day of conference)

6 WEF Award Overview Collection System Award Collection System Award Outstanding Achievement in Water Quality Improvement Outstanding Achievement in Water Quality Improvement Thomas R. Camp Medal Thomas R. Camp Medal Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award Charles Alvin Emerson Medal Charles Alvin Emerson Medal George Bradley Gascoigne Medal George Bradley Gascoigne Medal Public Education Award: Individual Member Public Education Award: Individual Member Quarter Century Operator’s Club Quarter Century Operator’s Club Phillip F. Morgan Medal Richard S. Engelbrecht International Activities Service Award Harry E. Schlenz Medal Hazardous Waste Management Award George J. Schroepfer Medal Honorary Membership Gordon Maskew Fair Medal Public Official Award

7 Lifecycle of a WEF Award… Members submit WEF nominations to CWEA Membership & External Relations Committee (MER)- Second Friday in JANUARY Members submit WEF nominations to CWEA Membership & External Relations Committee (MER)- Second Friday in JANUARY MER reviews, selects nominees, and submits to WEF Awards Committee - April 1 st MER reviews, selects nominees, and submits to WEF Awards Committee - April 1 st WEF Awards Committees review and select winners & present to WEF Board for approval - July 1 st WEF Awards Committees review and select winners & present to WEF Board for approval - July 1 st Nominees and CWEA are notified of winners in July Nominees and CWEA are notified of winners in July Winners announced, plaques and medals presented at WEFTEC in October Winners announced, plaques and medals presented at WEFTEC in October

8 WEF Member Association Awards CWEA picks the winners and informs WEF - we don’t compete with other MAs. CWEA picks the winners and informs WEF - we don’t compete with other MAs. Frequency by which the award may be given is based on the MA’s size. (Being the largest MA, CWEA may present these awards every year) Frequency by which the award may be given is based on the MA’s size. (Being the largest MA, CWEA may present these awards every year)

9 WEF Member Association Awards Arthur Sidney Bedell Award - Presented to a WEF member to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to the Member Association Arthur Sidney Bedell Award - Presented to a WEF member to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to the Member Association William D. Hatfield - Presented to operators for outstanding performance & professionalism William D. Hatfield - Presented to operators for outstanding performance & professionalism George W. Burke, Jr. Award - Acknowledges an active & effective safety program. MA has full freedom to develop own criteria. CWEA highest scoring Safety Award winner automatically awarded this award. George W. Burke, Jr. Award - Acknowledges an active & effective safety program. MA has full freedom to develop own criteria. CWEA highest scoring Safety Award winner automatically awarded this award.

10 WEF Member Association Awards Laboratory Excellence Award - Acknowledges excellence in Laboratory field. CWEA Laboratory Person of the Year automatically awarded. Laboratory Excellence Award - Acknowledges excellence in Laboratory field. CWEA Laboratory Person of the Year automatically awarded. Collection System Award - Presented to an individual for contributions to the advancement of the state of the art of wastewater collection. Previous year CWEA Pomeroy Award Winners are nominated for this award. Collection System Award - Presented to an individual for contributions to the advancement of the state of the art of wastewater collection. Previous year CWEA Pomeroy Award Winners are nominated for this award.

11 Hatfield & Bedell Selection Process Members submit one page Biography and letter of nomination to CWEA: Members submit one page Biography and letter of nomination to CWEA:  Second Friday in JANUARY CWEA MER selects recipient & submits winners’ names to WEF – FEBRUARY CWEA MER selects recipient & submits winners’ names to WEF – FEBRUARY Winners receive plaques at CWEA Annual Conference Banquet - APRIL Winners receive plaques at CWEA Annual Conference Banquet - APRIL

12 Burke & Lab Excellence Selection Process CWEA’s Lab Person of the Year is automatically put forth as WEF’s Laboratory Excellence Winner CWEA’s Lab Person of the Year is automatically put forth as WEF’s Laboratory Excellence Winner CWEA State Safety Committee selects Burke Award Winner - Chooses the highest scoring winner of the year’s three category winners (small, medium & large) CWEA State Safety Committee selects Burke Award Winner - Chooses the highest scoring winner of the year’s three category winners (small, medium & large)

13 Quarter Century Operators’ Club CWEA/WEF member submits directly to WEF (and submits a copy to CWEA)- JULY 1 CWEA/WEF member submits directly to WEF (and submits a copy to CWEA)- JULY 1 WEF Notifies member & CWEA - JAN/MARCH WEF Notifies member & CWEA - JAN/MARCH Winner Presented with Plaque at CWEA Awards Banquet at Annual Conference Winner Presented with Plaque at CWEA Awards Banquet at Annual Conference

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