2017 Excellence in Management Award Application

Application Deadline Extended: May 10, 2017

Applications are now available for NACWA’s Excellence in Management (EIM) Recognition Program. Launched in 2003, the EIM program recognizes the significant achievements of Member Agencies in the utility management arena. The program honors Member Agencies that have adopted or made progress toward successful implementation of management practices that address the range of challenges as identified by the Ten Attributes of Effectively Managed Water Sector Utilities (Attributes). Additional information can be found in the recently updated January 2017 Effective Utility Management Primer.

Recognition is given at Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels.  Note that two Attributes – Product Quality and Financial Viability are required of all applications – and that copies of each applicant’s Strategic Plan, Financial Plan, and any other strategic metrics are to be provided as either attachments or via hyperlink to the nomination.

How to Apply for the EIM Recognition Program

Any NACWA Public Member Agency in good standing may apply for recognition; however, honorees from 2014, 2015, and 2016 are not eligible to apply until their three-year recognition period has expired. Nominations must be forwarded electronically to btrombino@nacwa.org no later than May 10, 2017

About the EIM Application Process

Each EIM nomination will be reviewed by members of NACWA’s Awards Committee.  The EIM Recognition Program is non-competitive.  Each application will be evaluated individually and all deemed by the Awards Committee to meet the program’s criteria will receive recognition.  Applications that do not meet the minimum qualifications for the selected recognition category will be considered for other categories, where appropriate.

EIM honorees will be recognized during NACWA’s 2017 Utility Leadership Conference & 47th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on July 23 – July 26.

For additional information on NACWA’s Awards Programs contact Bredy Trombino at 202.533.1820.