Each year the members of the NWD AWW&WEA nominate water and wastewater professionals to receive an award for their hard work and dedication to the industry. You can submit a nomination for someone you believe should receive an award by filling out the form below. The forms are due by November 15th each year. The winners of the awards are then eligible to receive statewide recognition at the AWW&WEA annual conference in Hot Springs.
Water Operator less than 5000 population: Stacy Thompson, Garfield Rural Water System
Water Operator more than 5000 population: Aaron Watkins, City of Fayetteville
Manager of the Year Water: Rodney Reynolds, Madison County Water Facilities Board
*Small System Award Water: Darrin Byrum, Washington Water Authority
*Small System Award Water: Duane Boyd, Washington Water Authority
Backflow Prevention Professional: Tim Klossner, City of Bentonville
Lab Professional Water: Christine Schneider, Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority
Wastewater Operator more than 5000: Jeff Hickle, Jacobs, Fayetteville
Manager of the Year Wastewater: Mark Rogers, City of Fayetteville
Small System Award Wastewater: Mike Maynard, Jacobs, Berryville
Pretreatment Professional: Tony Brown, City of Siloam Springs
Lab Professional Wastewater: Tiffany Mallard, Springdale Water Utilities
Out Going Chair (Gavel): Nathan Hooper, Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority
*Dual award to two members of the same utility
(Front row, left to right) Christine Schneider, Lab Professional Water, Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority; Tony Brown, Pretreatment Professional, Siloam Springs; Rodney Reynolds, Manager of the Year Water, Madison County Water Facilities Board; Mike Maynard, Small System Award Wastewater, Jacobs-Berryville; Tiffany Mallard, Lab Professional Wastewater, Springdale Water Utilities; Aaron Watkins, Water Operator more than 5000, City of Fayetteville; (back row, left to right) Duane Boyd and Darrin Byrum, dual award for Small System Award Water, Washington Water Authority; Tim Klossner, Backflow Prevention Professional, City of Bentonville; Mark Rogers, Manager of the Year Wastewater, City of Fayetteville; and Jeff Hickle, Wastewater Operator more than 5000, Jacobs-Fayetteville. Not present for the photo: Stacy Thompson, Water Operator less than 5000, Garfield Rural Water System.