ORLANDO, Fla. – Charles Hilton was named the National Rural Water Association’s Man of the Year during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 13 at the WaterPro Conference in Orlando, Fla.
“The Man of the Year award is presented to an individual or an organization that have gone “above and beyond” the normal scope of activities and support for Rural Water across America based on their loyalty, dedication and outstanding contributions to the Rural Water cause,” said Paul Fulgham, chair of the NRWA Awards Committee.
Hilton has served as president of the NRWA board since 2014. He began his career in Rural Water in 1974 and has been the general manager of the Breezy Hill Water & Sewer Co. in South Carolina for 27 years. Hilton has served on the board of the South Carolina Rural Water Association in numerous positions, including as president.