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Purpose: To recognize individual and utility AWWA members for fostering and supporting the development of public outreach programs and for integrating public affairs strategies into utility planning and management.
Award recipients will work with AWWA on publicity and sharing details of the accomplishment that may include authoring an article, submitting an abstract for consideration at a conference, or assisting with content for AWWA's digital communications.
Number and frequency: Both individual and utility awards are divided into three categories:
A maximum of one award per year will be given in each of the six categories; however, awards will be based solely upon merit and may not necessarily be issued in all categories. The program for which the individual/organization is nominated may be either ongoing or a large, focused initiative completed within the 24-month period prior to the application date, demonstrating a strong, broad-based commitment to public outreach and communications.
Eligibility for individual award: This award is intended to recognize members who foster and support public outreach as an integral part of their utility’s management strategy. Nominees must meet the following criteria:
Eligibility for utility award: Utility applicants will be judged on their ability to demonstrate ongoing commitment to public outreach, public communications, the linkage between communications efforts and the organization's operational goals, establishment of communication objectives, thoroughness of planning, execution of activities and documentation of results. Nominees must meet the following criteria:
Judging criteria: Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria by a panel of judges from the AWWA Public Affairs Council. Programs/individuals that do not qualify for the award based on scores may qualify for a Certificate of Merit at the judges' discretion.
Other factors that may be considered include:
Nomination procedure: Applications can be emailed to AWWA’s Communications Department at DL_COMMUNICATIONS@awwa.org or sent to:
American Water Works Association
Attn: Communications Department
6666 W. Quincy Ave.
Denver, CO 80235
Nomination deadline: Nominations are due to AWWA by November 1 to receive full consideration.
Presentation of the award: The award will be presented during the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition.
Irvine Ranch Water District
Halifax Water, Nova Scotia, CanadaThe Metropolitan District, Hartford, Conn.
San Diego Water Authority, CaliforniaSan Jose Water Co., CaliforniaVallecitos Water District, San Marcos, California
Sweetwater Authority, Chula Vista, California