To make a nomination for the 2019 awards (to be presented in May, 2020), fill in the form below.  Be sure to include your own name and contact information in the Name and Email fields.  In the Message section, include the following information:

  • The name of the person you are nominating
  • Contact information for yourself and the nominee
  • The award you are nominating her/him for (from above list)
  • The nominee's job title, place of employment, and any relevant biographical information, OR the company/organization's name and a brief description
  • Some text describing why you believe this person or company/organization deserves the award, and any other information about them that you believe would help GMWEA's board of directors choose your nominee for the award.


  • Michael J. Garofano Water Operator of the Year Award for outstanding performance in system maintenance, protecting public health, and achievement beyond normal responsibilities.
  • Operator Excellence – Wastewater for outstanding performance in system maintenance, protecting public health, and achievement beyond normal responsibilities.
  • Facility Excellence – Water for outstanding Facilities exceeding system operation requirements. Recognition is for the entire Facility and staff.
  • Facility Excellence – Wastewater for outstanding Facilities exceeding system operation requirements. Recognition is for the entire Facility and staff.
  • Andrew D. Fish Laboratory Excellence for outstanding activity in laboratory performance at work, community service, education, committee participation, or other outstanding contribution.
  • Outstanding Industrial  – Operator for a significant accomplishment in operation, problem solving, crisis management, training, or understanding of industrial wastewater issues.
  • Outstanding Industrial – Facility for demonstrated commitment to clean water and pollution prevention, including implementation of water or wastewater treatment changes to address problems common to similar industries.
  • Bob Wood Young Professionals Award for achievements of a young professional operator, engineer, or academic student who have achieved noticeable contributions to the water environment, water or wastewater operations, and /or to GMWEA. (Nominee must be 30 or under).
  • Stormwater Award  (Individual or Organization) for outstanding performance in stormwater management and/or education, and significant contribution to the stormwater field.
  • Elizabeth A. Walker Meritorious Service Award  for exceptional contributions to the water-quality field.

 
New England Water Environment Association Awards

  • Alfred E. Peloquin Award for high level of interest, ability and performance in wastewater operations (nominate an individual)*
  • Operator of the Year Award for contributions to excellence in wastewater facility and system operations (nominate an individual)*

Each year, GMWEA honors operators, facilities, organizations, and companies that have demonstrated exceptional service to Vermont's water quality industry.  The 2018 awards were presented at our Spring Meeting & Conference, May 23, 2019, at the Killington Grand Hotel.  See sidebar for award recipients.


GMWEA Awards

89 Main St., Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602   

2018 AWARDS FOR

SERVICE EXCELLENCE IN 2017


GMWEA is pleased to honor the following individuals and organizations for their outstanding service to their communities in 2017!  Congratulations -- and thank you!


Michael Garofono Water Operator Excellence: John Tymecki, operator, Champlain Water District


Operator Excellence, Wastewater: Peter Krolczyk, operator, Town of Waterbury


Facility Excellence Award, Wastewater:

Town of Ludlow WWTF


Andrew D. Fish Laboratory Excellence Award: Rod Munroe, lab director, City of Rutland Wastewater


Outstanding Industrial Operator Award: Kevin Corliss, operator, Drew's All Naturals LLC, Chester


Bob Wood Young Professional Award: Ashleigh Belrose, operator, South Burlington Airport Parkway WRRF


Stormwater Award (Individual): Chelsea Mandigo, stormwater coordinator/operator, Village of Essex Junction


Outstanding Industrial Facility Award: Global Foundries WWTF,Essex Junction


GMWEA President's Award:Chris Cox, chief operator, Montpelier WRRF


Founder's Award: Jim Fay, Champlain Water District