Left to Right: Stacy Cheevers of BWD, Mindi Dearing of BWD, Brina Smith of BWD, Stephanie Kissack with Springdale Water Utilities, Darrin Byrum with Washington Water Authority, Zack Johnston of Washington Water Authority, and Pete Burrow with Jacobs – Fayetteville
On December 14th, members of the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA) met for their monthly training meeting at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences in Fayetteville. The full program included introduction of officers, an awards presentation, lunch for the attendees, as well as classes for continuing education.
The following individuals were announced as the officers for 2023: Austin Ramsfield of Jacobs as Chairman, Darryl Fendley of Beaver Water District as Secretary/ Treasurer, and Tiffany Mallard of Springdale Water Utilities as Vice Chair. Zack Johnston of Washington Water Authority received a plaque recognizing his years of service as outgoing Chair.
Stacy Cheevers of Beaver Water District, Northwestern District Director for AWW&WEA, presented outstanding achievement awards for 2022. Mayor Jerry Jackson of Harrison presented the awards to Harrison Water/Wastewater awardees. Awards were presented in ten categories.
Water Operator less than 5000 Population
Darrin Byrum – Washington Water Authority
Water Operator more than 5000 Population
Dale Bennett – City of Siloam Springs
Waste Manager of the Year
Mindi Dearing – Beaver Water District
Water Small System Management
Harley Sisco – City of Harrison
Water Laboratory Professional
Brina Smith – Beaver Water District
Wastewater Operator more than 5000
Michael Crow – City of Harrison
Population Wastewater Manager of the Year
Pete Burrow – Jacobs-Fayetteville
Wastewater Small System Management
Nathan Mounce – City of Harrison
Wastewater Laboratory Professional
Stephanie Kissack – Springdale Water Utilities
Wastewater Pretreatment Professional
John Byrd – Jacobs-Fayetteville
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.