Category: Awards & Achievements

Fletcher Named 2018 NRWA Man of the Year

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… Read more »

Atwood and Harris, Retiring NRWA Staff, Honored as Rural Water Stars

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rural Water Association honored two retiring staff members after years of service to Rural Water. Claudette Atwood and Michael Harris both received the Rural Water Star award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “The Rural… Read more »

Missouri Wins Association of the Year at Annual NRWA Awards; Kentucky, Ohio, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Earn Awards

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Missouri Rural Water Association received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “The most prestigious and most honored award is the State Association of the Year,” said Ed Savage, chair… Read more »

South Dakota Named State Association of the Year at Annual NRWA Awards

RENO, Nev.– The South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Reno, Nev. “The most prestigious and most honored award is the State Association of the Year,” said Ed Savage, chair… Read more »

Mississippi Rural Water Receives Special Recognition for Legislative Success

RENO, Nev.– The Mississippi Rural Water Association received special recognition for legislative success at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Reno, Nev. “With an ever-shifting Congress, key leadership positions change as a result of elections or term limits imposed on the committees.  At any given… Read more »

Fletcher Elected NRWA President; Directors Voted to Executive Board

ORLANDO, Fla. – Steve Fletcher of Illinois was elected as the President of the National Rural Water Association during meetings held at the WaterPro Conference in Orlando, Fla. Fletcher was inaugurated during a luncheon on Sept. 14. Fletcher will lead an executive board that includes Senior Vice President Steve Wear of Arkansas, Vice-President David Baird… Read more »

Schwartz Wins Cronquist Lifetime Achievement Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dennis Schwartz was awarded the Clark Cronquist Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held Sept. 13 during the WaterPro Conference in Orlando, Fla. “There are people in our midst who have worked tirelessly, almost their entire lives, to benefit rural and small systems,” said Paul Fulgham, chair… Read more »

City of Vassar and Centerville City win Environmental, Energy Efficiency Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two cities earned recognition during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 12 during the WaterPro Conference in Orlando, Fla. The City of Vassar, Mich. Won the Environmental Achievement Award and Centerville City, Utah won the Energy Efficiency Award. “Utilities members have always been the true environmentalists and the… Read more »

Texas Wins State Association of the Year at Awards Ceremony

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Texas Rural Water Association received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 13 at the WaterPro Conference in Orlando, Fla. “The most prestigious and most honored award is the State Association of the Year,” said Paul Fulgham, chair of the… Read more »

NRWA Opens 2016 WaterPro Conference in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2016 WaterPro Conference with a morning session on Sept. 12 in Orlando, Fla. The opening included speeches from NRWA President Charles Hilton, Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride and NRWA CEO Sam Wade. The speeches examined the past, present and future of Rural Water, highlighting… Read more »