NACWA honors National Environmental Achievement Award winners

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) 2024 National Environmental Achievement Award (NEAA) winners were recently recognized during the association’s Winter Conference in Austin, Texas, in February.

The NEAA program recognizes individual and public clean water agency initiatives that have made a remarkable impact on environmental protection, the advancement of the water sector, and the betterment of their respective communities. The awards are presented to individuals in the categories of Environment, Public Service and Utility Leadership, and to member agencies in the categories of Community Leadership, Operations & Environmental Performance, Public Information & Education, Public Service, and Workforce Development.

“It is NACWA’s great honor to bestow this year’s National Environmental Achievement Awards on these exceptional awardees who represent the best in public service and environmental stewardship,” said Adam Krantz, chief executive officer of NACWA. “Their efforts reflect the public water sector’s values, hard work, and innovation. Congratulations, and keep up the great work!”

NACWA said it takes pride in being the sole organization to grant these distinctive national awards tailored specifically for the municipal clean water sector.

Included in the Individual NEAA awards, the Utility Leadership Award winners were:

  • Frank P. Greenland, PE, Watershed Programs Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Mary Lynn Henley, P.E., Principal Engineer – Watershed Management, City of Tacoma Environmental Services, WA
  • William “Bill” Tatum, Former Project Manager – Central Regional Wastewater System, Trinity River Authority of Texas

Included in the NACWA Member Agency Awards, recipients in the Community Leadership category were:

  • DC Water
    Workforce Development Program – The DC Water Contract Compliance and Business Development Team
  • Orange County Sanitation District, CA
    Final Expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, CA
    SFPUC Social Impact Partnership Program

For a full listing of 2024 award winners, please visit the NACWA’s website.

NACWA said it takes pride in being the sole organization to grant these distinctive national awards tailored specifically for the municipal clean water sector. The association extended its appreciation for the many outstanding public utility members who submitted applications for the National Environmental Achievement Award Program this year.

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