December 17, 2018 – Northwest District AWW&WEA Elects Officers, Presents Awards Recognizing Excellence

On Dec. 12 in Fayetteville, Ark., members of the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association elected the following officers for 2018: Nathan Hooper, Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority, Chair; Mayo Miller, Jacobs Engineering, Secretary/Treasurer; and Zak Johnston, Washington Water Authority, Vice Chair.  Brad Stewart, Springdale Water Utilities, received a plaque recognizing his years of service as outgoing Chair. Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2018 are below:

Water Operator less than 5000 population: William Winn, Winn Environmental Tech; Water Operator more than 5000 population:  Jesse Burch, Beaver Water District; Manager of the Year Water:  Kimberly Patulak, Springdale Water Utilities; Laboratory Professional Water:  Mindi Dearing, Beaver Water District; Backflow Prevention Professional: Jerry Cook, Springdale Water Utilities; Wastewater Operator more than 5000 population:  John Eoff, Springdale Water Utilities; Manager of the Year Wastewater:  Nancy Busen, Bentonville Wastewater; Small System Award Wastewater:  Mike Neil, NACA; and Pretreatment Professional:  Ashley Gregg, Jacobs Engineering.

Award winners (from left) Jesse Burch, Ashley Gregg, Nancy Busen, Kim Patulak, Jerry Cook, and John Eoff. (William Winn, Mindi Dearing and Mike Neil were not present for the photograph.)


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 for more information.