Environmental Achievement Award

NEAA 2017 Honorees

Individual Honorees


The Honorable Cory Booker, U.S. Senate

The Honorable James M. Inhofe, U.S. Senate


The Honorable Molly Joseph Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources, VA

Russ Baxter, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the Chesapeake Bay, VA

Local (service area population less than 250,000)

The Honorable John Dickert, Mayor, City of Racine, WI

Distinguished Service

Julius Ciaccia, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Dennis Stowe, Former Manager, Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant, CO

President's Award

Adel Hagekhalil , Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles – LA Sanitation, CA

Susan T. Holmes, Chairwoman, Central Davis Sewer District, UT

Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, Avon Lake Regional Water, OH

Environment Award

Charles P. Boepple, Executive Director, Upper Occoquan Service Authority, VA

Janet A. Gillaspie, Former Executive Director, Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies

Mark T. Kim, CFO, DC Water

David A. Kubiak, Senior Program Manager, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Leland J. Myers, District Manager/CEO, Central Davis Sewer District, UT

Special Recognition Award

Jack Baylis, President & CEO, The Baylis Group, LLC, CA

Agency Honorees

Water Resources Utility of the Future Award

Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, NJ

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA
Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT)

Research & Technology Award

City of Los Angeles - LA Sanitation, CA
Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant AWPF Expansion Project

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA
An International Collaboration:  The inDENSE® Process

Operations & Environmental Performance Award

City of Los Angeles - LA Sanitation, CA
Avalon Green Alley Network

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, FL
Biosolids Composting Facility

City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, GA
Historic Fourth Ward Pond

Citizens Energy Group, IN
Indianapolis Southport AWT Plant Expansion

Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County, NC
Incinerator System Emissions Upgrades Project

Capital Region Water, PA
Innovative Sidestream Treatment for Clean Water

City of Lancaster, PA, SaveIt! Lancaster

Alexandria Renew Enterprises, VA, Energy Savings Program

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA
Microbial Source Tracking Program:  Molecular Tools for Environmental Management

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, WI
Yahara WINS Phosphorus Adaptive Management Project

Public Information & Education (E-media)

Citizens Energy Group, IN, Keeping Things Clear Campaign

Alexandria Renew Enterprises, VA
Driving Community Engagement with Content

City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities, VA
RVAH2O 2016 Storm Drain Art Contest

Public Information & Education (Educational Program)

City of Los Angeles - LA Sanitation, CA
Guide to Green Chemistry and Educational Webinar Series

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, FL
Brown is the New Green - Leaf the Plastic Behind!

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, NM
Conservation Education Program

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, OH
Pitch Those Pills

Renewable Water Resources, SC, The ReWa Clean Water Challenge

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA, Living the Legacy

NEW Water, WI, STEM Superheroes Camp

Public Information & Education (Video)

Capital Region Water, PA
Make it Happen, Harrisburg: City Beautiful H2O Video

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