2017 Award Winners

Water Environment Federation Awards

Winner of the WEF Hatfield (Outstanding Professionalism) Award: 
Loren Sharp, Springdale Water Utilities

Winner of the WEF Bedell Award: 
Alecia Patton, Jacksonville Wastewater Utility

Winner of the WEF Laboratory Analyst Award: 
Stacey Carpenter, Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility

Winner of the WEF George W Burke Facility Safety Award: 
Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority


Manager Awards

Winner of the Mike Thomason Wastewater Manager Award: 
Terry Long, Eureka Springs Public Works Department


Arkansas Water Environment Association Awards

Winner of the AWEA Young Professional of the Year Award: 
Quinten Nelson, Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority

Winner of the AWEA Collection System Award: 
Jay Summers, Jacksonville Wastewater Utility

Winner of the AWEA Safety Professional of the Year Award: 
Chris Earl, Bentonville Wastewater Utilities

Winner of the AWEA Pretreatment Professional of the Year Award: 
Myra Taylor, Jonesboro City Water and Light

Winner of the AWEA Laboratory Analyst of the Year Award: 
Nicholas King, Jacobs - Fayetteville, AR

Winner of the AWEA Safety for Cities > 20,000: 
Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority


Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association Awards

Winner of the James Bailey Memorial Educator of the Year Award: 
Kenneth Johnson, Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility