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PA-AWWA Award Winners and 2022 Nomination Forms


PA-AWWA Awardees up to 2019

PA-AWWA award nominations for 2022:

George Warren Fuller Award:

2022 Fuller Award qualifications
Purpose of this award: George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the American Water Works Association to the sections’ respective selected members for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill . . . the brilliant diplomatic talent . . . and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.
Eligibility for the award: To qualify for the award the person must be an Individual Member or a duly appointed representative of an organization member of the American Water Works Association. In the case of a posthumous award, the recipient must have been an AWWA member at the time of his/her death. Each section may make annual Fuller Award presentations equal to its number of Directors on the Association Board of Directors.
Entry requirements: Submission of a completed AWWA entry form by any section member to the section Fuller Award Committee.
Nomination procedure: Any section member may nominate an individual by submitting the completed entry form to the section Fuller Award Committee. A “citation” or statement of the basis upon which the recommendation is made must be included. Citations should in general contain 40 words or less and be appropriate for introduction of the awardee at the section award ceremony and the Fuller Society Breakfast held during the AWWA annual conference. Editorial adjustments in citations may be made as deemed necessary.
Nomination and submission deadline: Nominations shall be submitted to PA-AWWA Past Chair Craig Palmer at  by February 4, 2022. The nomination form is located on the Section website at
Samuel S. Baxter Award:
Samuel Baxter Award Information
2022 Samuel Baxter Award Nomination Form
PA-AWWA is seeking nominations for the Samuel S. Baxter Award in recognition of outstanding personal service in the water supply field and in commemoration of leadership in the development of safe public water system facilities, the advancement of improved water supply practices and the promotion of a water works industry of high esteem and service to AWWA.
            Any PA Section member may nominate another member by submitting the full name, address and biographical information of the nominee to PA-AWWA Vice-Chair
Zach Martin at . Nominations must be submitted no later than February 4, 2022. The nomination form is located on the Section website at
            The Pennsylvania Section AWWA Section Officers Nominating Committee is seeking the names of qualified and interested candidates to fill the position of Vice-Chair for the 2022-2023 term.
             The candidate shall have served or currently be serving as a District Trustee, District Chair, Council Chair or Committee Chair. The committee will choose one or more from among the submitted candidates to stand for election at the 2022 annual business meeting luncheon on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 as part of the joint conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center.
                                    The responsibilities of the position include:
  • Attend all Board meetings as a member of the Section Board of Directors.
  • In the absence of the Chair-Elect, temporarily fulfill the duties of Chair-Elect.
  • Serve on the Annual Conference Committee.
  • Serve on the Director’s Nominating Committee.
            Upon completion of the term as Vice-Chair, it is typical to advance through the remaining positions of Chair-Elect, Chair and Past Chair. Nominees should possess the commitment of their employer to undertake these responsibilities.
            Based on the traditional convention of rotating officers among the Districts, candidates from the Northcentral and Southcentral Districts are preferred.  Please forward names of qualified candidates by February 4, 2022.
Email nominations to PA-AWWA Past Chair Craig Palmer at .
Operator’s Meritorious Service Award:
2022 Operator’s Meritorious Service Nomination Form
PA-AWWA is seeking nominations for the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award in recognition of special performance in one or more of the following:
  1. Continuous compliance with all public health standards in treated drinking
  2. Consistent and outstanding contribution to plant maintenance thereby prolonging the useful life of equipment.
  3. The development of new and/or modified equipment or significant process modifications for more efficient and/or effective treatment.
  4. Special efforts in the training of treatment plant operators.
  5. Special acts not directly related to water treatment, but which demonstrates dedication to the public beyond the normal operating responsibilities.
  6. Consistent and outstanding contributions to operation and/or maintenance of distribution lines, pump stations and storage facilities.
Any PA Section member may nominate another member by submitting the full name, address and biographical information of the nominee to PA-AWWA Vice-Chair Zach Martin at .
            Nominations must be submitted no later than February 4, 2022. A nomination form can be obtained on the PA-AWWA website at
David A. Long Scholarship Award:

David A. Long Scholarship
Deadline: March 4, 2022
2022 David A Long Scholarship Application Deadline March 4, 2022

 The Pennsylvania Section of the AWWA encourages study in fields relating to the water supply industry and on April 26, 2022 is offering $2,000 in scholarship funds to eligible students.  Students are eligible to apply if:
  • They have completed one semester of their junior year of college or
                         they are a college senior or graduate level student.
  • They are pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in engineering,
biology, chemistry, business administration or other field which may lead to a career in the water supply industry, and
  • They are attending a Pennsylvania college or maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania.
Please help the Scholarship Committee choose the most eligible students by requesting an Application Packet and encouraging interested students to apply. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2022.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Dinger, PA Section AWWA, PO Box D, New Cumberland, PA 17070; phone (717) 774-8870; fax (717) 774-0288; or email at

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is funded through the support of AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the PA-AWWA….Accepting applications now!!!

New Deadline: March 4, 2022
2022 One AWWA Operator Scholarship Form

Fresh Ideas Poster Contest

Deadline: March 4, 2022
2022 PA-AWWA Fresh Ideas Form


Additional Information:

Award Nominations Page 1

Award Nominations Page 2

2020 PA-AWWA Awardees Page 1
2020 PA-AWWA Awardees Page 2
PA-AWWA Awardees up to 2019



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