Established in 2006, this award recognizes individual ACWA member volunteers who have made remarkable and visible contributions to the enhancement, protection or development of water resources in California by participating in, supporting and advancing ACWA's goals.
Individuals demonstrate leadership in the course of service on ACWA committees; advocacy / outreach at local, state and / or federal levels; and commitment of time and expertise for the benefit of an ACWA program or issue.
The award is presented annually at ACWA's Fall Conference & Exhibition.
Past Award Recipients
Kathy Cole, (2016), chair, ACWA State Legislative Committee
Paul Bartkiewicz (2015), chair, ACWA State Legislative Committee
Bette Boatmun (2014), past president, ACWA; Contra Costa Water District board member
Marion Ashley (2013), Chair, ACWA Local Government Committee
Chet Anderson (2012), professional engineer and consultant, chair, ACWA Safe Drinking Water Subcommittee
Greg Zlotnick (2011), principal, Zlotnick H2O Consulting
David Orth (2010), general manager, Kings River Conservation District
Randy Fiorini (2009), former vice president, Turlock Irrigation District
Jess Senecal (2008), senior partner, Lagerlof, Senecal, Bradley, Gosney & Kruse
Gary Arant (2007), general manager, Valley Center Water District
Bob Maddow (2006), attorney-at-law, Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson