The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recognized the five recipients of its 5 Under 35 – Outstanding Young Professional Award at the Opening General Session of its Annual Conference in Exposition (ACE22) in San Antonio, Texas, last week. The award, which debuted last year, recognizes and honors young professional AWWA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their Sections or the Association through leadership and active participation in young professional programs. The 2022 award winners were: Chelsea Boozer of Central Arkansas Water; Southwest Section Ashley Evans of Arcadis; Texas Section Lauren Schuld of Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers; Illinois Section Renee Lanza of Woodard & Curran; New England Section Tom Woodcock of R.V. Anderson Associates Limited; Ontario Section The award recognizes young AWWA members who actively pursue their advancement in the water sector through engagement in student and young professional events and activities and by representing students and young professionals’ interests throughout AWWA. The individual must be an AWWA member and under 35 years of age when nominated. # # # Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.