• 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 has made a significant contribution to the stormwater field.
  • Efficiency Vermont Energy Award:  Recognizes the achievements of municipalities or organizations with demonstrated progress toward a downward trend in the amount of energy (electricity, gas, oil, or other) used per unit of water treated.

 
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 2016 awards were presented at our Spring Meeting & Conference, May 25, 2017, at the Killington Grand Hotel.  


We encourage all GMWEA members to make nominations! In January, 2018, please return to this page to nominate your deserving colleagues for one of the following award categories:

GMWEA Awards

AWARDS FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE

IN 2016


GMWEA is pleased to honor the following individuals and organizations for their outstanding service to their communities in 2016!  Congratulations -- and thank you!


Michael Garofono Water Operator Excellence:Jeff Stone, Water Operator, Vergennes-Panton Water District


Operator Excellence, Wastewater: Randy Devine, Chief Operator, Town of Fairfax


Facility Excellence Award, Water: Swanton Village Water


Facility Excellence Award, Wastewater:

Montpelier Water Resource Recovery Facility


Andrew D. Fish Laboratory Excellence Award: Matt Lamson, Assistant Chief Operator, Montpelier WRRF


Outstanding Industrial Operator Award: Hasper Kuno, Chief Operator, Purpose Energy


Outstanding Industrial Facility Award: Alchemy Holding, LLC, Stowe Brewery


Bob Wood Young Professional Award: Chris Chambers, Randolph Water/Wasterwater Dept. 


Stormwater Award (Individual): Everett Hammond, Town of Hartford


Efficiency Vermont Energy Award: Daryl Bartlett, Public Works Director, Town of Brandon\


NEWEA Alfred E. Peloquin Award: Ernie Kelley, Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation


NEWEA Operator of the Year Award: Robert Baillargeon