FORT Worth, Texas – Steve Fletcher was named the National Rural Water Association’s Man of the Year during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
“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 Ed Savage, chair of the NRWA Awards Committee.
Fletcher has served as president of the NRWA board since 2016. He has been the manager and operator of the Washington County Water Company since 1981, a system that serves 5,800 customers in seven counties across southern Illinois. He’s been a member of the Illinois Rural Water Association since 1986 and was elected as the state director to the NRWA board in 1999 and the NRWA executive board in 2008.