Environmental Achievement Award

NEAA 2020 Honorees

Individual Honorees


The Honorable Mike Summers, Mayor, City of Lakewood, OH 

Distinguished Service

Ben Horenstein, Former Water Director, Santa Rosa Water, CA

Logan Olds, Former General Manager, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, CA

Rob Villée, Former Executive Director, Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority, NJ


Roberta (Bobbi) Larson, Former Executive Director, California Association of Sanitation Agencies

Utility Leadership

Frank Dick, Wastewater Engineering Supervisor, City of Vancouver, WA

President's Award

Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA

Agency Honorees

Operations & Environmental Performance Award

City of Garland, TX
Biosolids Rehabilitation and Odor Control Project

PDFEast Bay Municipal Utility District, CA
East Bay Wet Weather Collaboration to Significantly Reduce Infiltration and Inflow

PDFUpper Trinity Regional Water District, TX
Riverbend Water Reclamation Plant Expansion and Upgrade 

Public Information & Education (Educational Program)

Alexandria Renew, VA
One Water Alexandria: A Partnership to Help Alexandrians Know Their H2O

PDFCentral Contra Costa Sanitary District, CA
Pipe Protectors

PDFCity of Richmond Department of Public Utilities, VA
RVAH2O's Rain Barrel Painting Program

Cool Arts & Cleaner Rivers

PDFEast Bay Municipal Utility District, CA
Wastewater Plant Tour Program

Great Lakes Water Authority, MI
One Water Regional Public Education Campaign

PDFHampton Roads Sanitation District, VA
Education and Outreach Program Lesson Plan Updates

PDFSanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, CA
The Clearwater Project 

Public Information & Education (Printed Publication)

City of Garland, TX
Industrial Pretreatment Quarterly Newsletter & Training

Public Information & Education (Video)

Imagine a Day Without Water (video link)

PDFKnoxville Utilities Board, TN
Water Quality Video (link)

Public Service

PDFEast Bay Municipal Utility District, CA
Employee/Retiree Coastal Cleanup Day Event

PDFNarragansett Bay Commission, RI
Earth Day Clean-Up Grants Program

Water Resources Utility of the Future

PDFNarragansett Bay Commission, RI
Narragansett Bay Commission Utility of the Future

R2E2 and Adaptive Management

Watershed Collaboration

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, NM
Albuquerque Area Watershed Collaboration Program

PDFClean Water Services, OR
Tree for All

Workforce Development

Great Lakes Water Authority, MI
Apprenticeship Program

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA
MBA Partnership Program

PDFKnoxville Utilities Board, TN
Operator Qualification Program

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