On Dec. 14 in Fayetteville, Ark., members of the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association elected the following officers for 2017: Jesse Burch, Beaver Water District, Chair; Brad Stewart, Springdale Water Utilities, Secretary/Treasurer; and Nathan Hooper, Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority, Vice Chair. Jeff Hickle, CH2M, received a plaque recognizing his years of service as outgoing Chair. Additionally, Stacy Cheevers of Beaver Water District, Northwest District Director, presented the following Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2016:
Water Operator Less than 5000 Population James Clark, City of Tontitown Water Operator More than 5000 Population Terry Edwards, Rogers Water Utilities Manager of the Year Water Tim Nyander, City of Fayetteville Laboratory Professional Water David Newman, City of Bentonville Wastewater Operator Less than 5000 Population Robert Pugsley, Buffalo National River
Wastewater Operator Greater than 5000 Population Shannon Bowen, Springdale Water Utilities Manager of the Year Wastewater Mayo Miller, CH2M Laboratory Professional Wastewater Timothy McGee, CH2M Pretreatment Professional Wastewater David Miller, Superior Industries International, Inc. Recognition Award-Website Management Heather Watson, Beaver Water District
The mission of the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association, formed in 1950, is to encourage the education and licensing of its members in the field of water and wastewater systems and to provide a venue by which the members can share information, obtain training, and improve the overall standing of the profession within their communities. Visit nwd-awwwea.org for more information.