2020 and 2021 Awards
George W. Fuller Award
Gale Gerber, Nappanee
Kenneth J. Miller Water For People Founder’s Award
Chris Harrison with Indiana American Water in Warsaw.
IRWA Gambold Education Fund Grant
Kaitlyn Baer from Bristol Utilities
Andy Emmert from the Town of Atlanta
Clayton Bohlinger from the Town of Fowler
2020 Operator of the Year – Large Water System
Jeff Fager from Indiana American Water Kokomo Operations.
2020 Operator of the Year – Small Water System
Gary Meyerholtz from the City of Huntingburg.
2020 Operator of the Year – Large Wastewater System
Jim Kerezman from the City of Goshen.
2020 Operator of the Year – Small Wastewater System
Bryan Will from the Town of Haubstadt.
2020 Operator of the Year – Small Water & Wastewater System
Randy Cooper from the Town of Mulberry.
* We will present our 2021 Operator of the Year awards at our upcoming Water Institute in December. Please take the time to send in a nomination for your outstanding operators.
2021 Hoosier Water Award
Charles Chapman, Ford Meter Box (retired), Huntington City Council.
The AWWA Hoosier Crew.
CREW is an acronym for Creative Resourceful Energetic Workers.
Cara Lance-Emerick, M.E. Simpson Co.
Erich Nugent, Membership
John Crist, EJ USA
Troy Elless, Utility Management & Construction Co.
Water Wheel Awards
Heidi Ham – Silver Creek Water Corp.
Scot Osborne – Indiana University
Terry Flickinger – Town of Wakarusa
Chris Johnsen – City of Michigan City
Josh Castor – City of Anderson
2020 Membership Awards
2020 Silver Water Drop Awards
Eligibility: 25 Cumulative years of membership.
Dennis Z. Zebell, Lawson-Fisher Associates
Joseph Paszek, Bastin Logan Water Services
Steven Lampert, City of Greendale
Ray Hopkins, East Fork Water Inc.
Daniel Allen, Indiana American Water
2020 Life Awards
Eligibility: 30 Cumulative years of membership and at least 65 years of age.
Todd Taylor, LaPorte City Water
Henry Snyder, LaPorte City Water
Gregory Pardieck, Natural Public Supply
Stan Diamond, Diamond Civil & Environmental Engrs.
- Michael Farmer
Randolph Turner, Aurora Utilities
Gary Ladd, Ladd Engineering, Inc.
Michael Cline, Beam Longest & Neff
Judith Cleland, Cleland Environmental
2020 Gold Water Drop Award
Eligibility: 50 Cumulative years of membership.
Jerry Hill, Hill Water Consultants
2021 AWWA ASSOCIATION AWARDS – The Indiana Section received these national awards from AWWA:
Nicholas S. Hill, Jr. Award – This award recognizes the AWWA Section that achieve the greatest net percentage membership growth each year. It is given to only one Section annually.
Club VII Award for Division II — This award also recognizes membership achievement; but more specifically, it is presented to the Section with the highest percentage of new members within a defined set of similarly sized Sections.