Distinguished Public Service Award

2018 Recipient


Carolyn Quigley, Intermountain Section

Award Criteria


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Purpose of the Award: The award for Distinguished Public Service, established in 1951 in honor of Harry E. Jordan who served as Secretary of the Association from 1936 to 1959, is presented in recognition of distinguished public service outside the line of duty by an AWWA member.

The Award: A Distinguished Public Service Award Plaque.

Frequency of the Award: As deserved.

Eligibility for Award: All members of AWWA who have made outstanding contributions in public service, in addition to achieving recognition as professionals in the industry. Public service is considered to be exceptional, long-term voluntary service in a leadership capacity in or with community-based activities such as church, fraternal, youth, or service-oriented organizations and/or exceptional volunteer service to federal, state, provincial, municipal, global or other governmental entities.

Entry Requirements: Submit full name and address and complete biographical information on each nominee on the entry form provided by AWWA.

Nomination Procedure: A nomination for the award may be submitted by any AWWA member or section to the American Water Works Association, Attn:  Executive Dept., 6666 W. Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235.   Nominees may remain under consideration for up to three years. Section will be notified if their nominee has not been selected within that time. A candidate may be re-nominated. If the candidate is not re-nominated, his/her name will be dropped from the list.

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

Award Committee Membership: The committee shall consist of the last five (5) Past Presidents with the most recent Past President serving as chair. An Association staff member shall serve as advisor to the committee.

Method of Selecting Award Recipient: The committee shall report 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


2017
John Marchand, Mayor, City of Livermore, Calif.

2016
Steve Dennis
California-Nevada Section

2015 
James Keffer
Texas Section

2014
Ed Archuleta
Texas Section

2013
Jim Doane
Pacific Northwest Section

2012
Kenneth Bouchard
California-Nevada Section

2011
Gerard (Jerry) Higgins, Virginia Section

2010
David L. Phillips,
California-Nevada Section

2009
Donald R. Kaiser,
California-Nevada Section

2008
Robert D. Friedgen, California-Nevada Section

2007
John L. Huber,
Kentucky-Tennessee Section

2006
Jeanne LeJeune,
Pacific Northwest Section

2005
Arvid Hiller,
Montana Section

2004
Robert L. Wubbena,
Pacific Northwest Section

2003
Jack L. Clarke,
California-Nevada Section

2002
William T. Morris, Pennsylvania Section

2001
William H. Gates, 
Atlantic Canada Section

Karl F. Kohlhoff, 
Arizona Section

2000
No Recipient

1999
Kenneth M. Lowthian,
Pacific Northwest Section

1998
Kimber G. Johnson,
Pacific Northwest Section

1997
Ervin Sims Jr.,
Kansas Section

1996
A. J. Szabo,
Southwest Section

1995
J. Edward Singley,
Florida Section

1994
Charles A. Black,
Florida Section

1993
Robert E. Harner, Pennsylvania Section

1992
Melvin E. Hook,
Pennsylvania Section

1991
Theodore C. Pope Jr.,
Florida Section

1990
Joseph W. Custer,
Pacific Northwest Section

1987
J. Douglas Kline, 
Atlantic Canada Section

1986
David L. Crowson, 
Florida Section

1985
Robert P. Van Dyke,
Texas Section

1984
Frederick H. Elwell,
NEWWA - A Section of AWWA

1983
William H. Miller,
Rocky Mountain Section

1982
Curtis H. Stanton,
Florida Section

1980
George C. Sopp

1974
Henry J. Graeser,
Texas Section

1972
Samuel S. Baxter

1969
Wendell R. LaDue,
Ohio Section

1968
N. T. Veatch

1966
Louis R. Howson, 
Illinois Section

1956
William J. Orchard

1952
Abel Wolman,
Chesapeake Section
 

 


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