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.
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.