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Annual Conference

PA-AWWA’s 74th Annual Conference in State College
The Penn Stater Conference Center
April 25-27, 2022


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2022 Sponsor Levels
2022 Sponsorship Form

Exhibitors Early Bird Form

EARLY BIRD Flyer 2022
Deadline: January 21, 2022

2022 Exhibitor Registration Form

PA-AWWA’s 2022 Annual Golf Tournament

Mountain View Country Club
Boalsburg, PA
April 25, 2022 at 9am

Hotel Room Reservations

PA-AWWA Code for Reserving rooms at the Penn Stater is AWWA22A

Call 1-814-863-5000 to make reservations.  The price is $132.00 per night (does not include taxes). 

Deadline March 25, 2022


Keynote Speaker: Steve Jones, Play-by-play announcer for the Penn State University Nittany Lions


Steve Jones, who serves as the play-by-play voice for Penn State football and men’s basketball, also covers a variety of Penn State and local sports. He also serves as the lead play-by-play voice of the State College Spikes. He teaches sports broadcasting in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

In addition, communications students and professional broadcasters utilize the Steve Jones Student Sports Broadcasting Complex, housed in Rec Hall, when they work on the Penn State campus. The state-of-the-art complex (made possible with a gift from Penn State alumni Richard and Susan Barry) offers hands-on experiences to students pursuing careers in sports broadcasting.


April 25-27, 2022
The Penn Stater, State College, PA
Deadline: December 3, 2021

Submission Details:


2022 Call for Papers Form

E-mail this submittal form and abstract to:  Patty Chila, at or fax to 717-774-0288.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Chila at (717) 774-8870.


Individuals desiring to present at the PA Section AWWA 2022 Conference should submit an abstract (100 words or less). Presentations with the greatest potential interest will be selected. Criteria for selection of a presentation include:

Originality Technical Content

Innovation Case Studies

Significance of Work Quality of Abstract

Audience Range Real Life Experience

Selection of presentations will be through PA AWWA’s Conference Committee.


DECEMBER 3, 2021
Submissions must be received by Conference Committee.

JANUARY 14, 2022
Notification will be issued to those chosen.

MARCH 25, 2022
Electronic format of presentations must be received by Conference Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Trout, PA-AWWA Conference Committee Chair at .

All Attending Speakers will need to register and pay $100 registration fee for a FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.

All presentations must be available In-Person and Virtual presentation.

AWWA Representative

Jon Eaton
Treasurer (2020-2024)
American Water Works Association        

Jon Eaton is the Superintendent of Utilities for the City of Eagan, the ninth largest city in Minnesota. He manages the water, sanitary, and storm systems, and cellular leasing.

Prior to Eagan, Jon was the Water Quality Supervisor for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota and managed water production and treatment, wholesale water purchases, distribution water quality, and the William Lloyd / Tri-City Analytical Laboratory.

Jon graduated with a Bachelor of Chemistry from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.

Jon has been a member of AWWA for over 25 years, is an AWWA Utility Member, Research Foundation subscriber, and a Water Equation and Water For People supporter. He has significant experience at the Association and Section levels, and was honored with AWWA’s George Warren Fuller Award in 2008 and the Minnesota Section’s Leonard N. Thompson Award for Distinguished Service in 2013.

Jon has traveled to Africa and Central America to help villages address water supply and distribution issues, manage and participate in public infrastructure projects, and assist with education and medical services.

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



2019 Conference Presentations available here.



2018 Conference Presentations available here.



2017 Conference Presentations available here.



2016 Conference Presentations available here.



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2014 Conference Presentations available here.



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2012 Conference Presentations available here.

Special thanks to: John Geiger from Entech Engineering and John Brady!

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