Volunteer of the Year Award

Volunteer of the Year Award


2018 Recipient

Sally Mills-Wright, Texas Section

Award Criteria


Purpose of the Award: To recognize and honor an individual AWWA member who has advanced AWWA Denver or D.C. through his/her volunteer time and efforts and has been a support to AWWA staff.

The Award: Glass award

Frequency of the Award: Annually

Eligibility for the Award: An individual who has met one or several of the requirements outlined:

  1. Interacted with a variety of staff groups
  2. Provided long term exceptional service to AWWA
  3. Performed a single action that has a large impact on AWWA
  4. Advanced AWWA mission through talent and service

Entry Requirements: Complete the Entry Form provided.

Nomination Procedures: Any AWWA Denver and DC staff member can nominate a volunteer.  Nominations should be forwarded to American Water Works Association, Attn:  Executive Dept., 6666 W. Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235.

Nomination or Submission Deadline: Nominations must be received by October 1 to be assured of receiving full consideration.

Award Committee Membership: The award committee will be comprised of the Council Staff Advisors, Chief Membership Officer, and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Denver. The Chief Executive Officer will vote in case of a tie.

Method of Selecting Award Recipient:  The award committee will use a rating scale based on the criteria outlined on the rating form. The committee selects a candidate based on the candidates’ ratings and reports its nominee to the Board of Directors for approval at its winter meeting.

Presentation of the Award: The award will be presented at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition or at another appropriate event.

Past Recipients

Chuck Van Der Kolk, Michigan Section

Dr. Chi Ho Sham, NEWWA, A Section of AWWA


David D. Weihrauch, Ohio Section


Jeanne Bennett-Bailey, Virginia Section


Robert Cheng, California/Nevada Section


Dr. Joseph Jacangelo, Virginia Section


Dr. Fred Bloetscher, Florida Section