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New England Water Environment Association Awards
Each year, GMWEA honors operators, facilities, organizations, and companies that have demonstrated exceptional service to Vermont's water quality industry. The 2017 awards were presented at our Spring Meeting & Conference, May 24, 2018, at the Killington Grand Hotel.
We encourage all GMWEA members to make nominations! In January, 2019, please return to this page to nominate your deserving colleagues for one of the following award categories:
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: George Donovan, operator, Fair Haven Water Dept.; Mike Barsotti, director of water quality and production, Champlain Water District
Operator Excellence, Wastewater: Timothy Kingston, operator, Town of Brandon
Facility Excellence Award, Water: Grand Isle Consolidated Water District (SOS)
Facility Excellence Award, Wastewater:
Town of Richford WWTF
Andrew D. Fish Laboratory Excellence Award: Mike Swindell, operator, City of Burlington Main Wastewater Plant
Outstanding Industrial Operator Award: Gary Audy, contract chief operator for The Alchemist Brewery, Trapp Lager Brewery, and Swan Valley Cheese
Bob Wood Young Professional Award: Nick Giannetti, Vermont DEC Wastewater Management Program
Stormwater Award (Individual): Annie Costandi, stormwater coordinator, Essex Town
Corporate Sponsor Award:Clean Waters, Inc.
Outstanding Industrial Facility Award: Stone Corral Brewery, Richmond
Elizabeth A Walker Meritorious Service Award: Mark Simon, principal, Simon Operation Services (posthumous)
GMWEA President's Award:Eileen Toomey, customer service specialist, Endyne Labs;Town of Hartford
U.S. EPA Operations & Mantenance Award: Town of Milton
U.S. EPA Operator of the Year Award: Nate Lavallee, chief operator, Burlington North and East Plants
U.S. EPA Energy Efficiency Award: Village of Essex Junction